Pre-workshop Sessions - There will be two pre-workshop sessions that will run concurrently on Thursday, January 24, 2019 Noon-4:00 pm and Friday, January 25 from 8:30 am – noon.
Main Workshop – January 25 afternoon and January 26 morning and afternoon with an evening banquet.
Your Input Matters: Session Prioritization Survey in May. In May 2018, member departments will be surveyed to help prioritize session themes. Some initial themes under consideration include evaluation of faculty/staff, merit review, workload equity, overcoming challenges of partner/spousal hiring, retaining faculty, position qualifications, data analytics for hiring and evaluations, and recruitment/retention strategies to foster diversity and inclusion. Many of these topics are conducive to case-studies and other interactive sessions that are hallmarks of AKA workshops.
Your Ideas Matter: Formal Session Proposals in September. Upon completion of the May survey to prioritize session topics, the Workshop committee will expand by 2-3 individuals to address expertise in identified priority areas. In September of 2018, there will be a formal call for session proposals, with a focus on roundtables, posters, and select panel discussions that will require an interactive approach (case studies, small group discussions, etc.).
Hotel: Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 S. 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034