Project AHEAD: Achieving Higher Education Administration Diversity
With fewer than 30 African-American, Hispanic American and Native American Deans at majority business schools in the U.S., the need for administrative diversity has become increasingly evident. Project AHEAD encourages tenured minority faculty to explore positions in administration. Following The PhD Project model, this program offers resources and support by hosting webinars and providing mentors to help members on this path.
Understanding the Search Process
Seasoned PhD Project faculty joined current Deans and representatives from leading search firms to explore this path at our AHEAD session held during The PhD Project 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago. View a video from this event to learn more.
Click Here to Join Project AHEAD on LinkedIn
Aspiring Leaders Program – partnering with AACSB International
The PhD Project is proud to host the Aspiring Leaders Program with AACSB. Held each July for tenured PhD Project faculty, this program addresses all leadership roles from department chairs through provost and is facilitated by our friend, and Dean Emeritus, Dr. Andy Policano. For more information on this exciting program, contact Myrna Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AACSB Administrator Resource Center
AACSB Lessons for Aspiring Deans and Department Chairs Seminars
ACE Leadership Programs
Accounting Programs Leadership Group
The PhD Project Faculty Alumni Associations
Held each summer in conjunction with our Doctoral Student Association conferences (click here for schedule), these events bring together PhD Project faculty allowing them to stay connected with other faculty and current doctoral students, furthering opportunities for research and mentorship. The conferences consist of sessions to help faculty advance their careers, as well as explore the path to administration.
Management Faculty of Color
Created in 2001, the goal of the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA) is to promote and support the professional development of African-American, Hispanic American, and Native American business management faculty. To learn more click here.
Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association
Founded in 2007, the Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association (MEFA) was established to promote the professional development of under- represented ethnic faculty in the fields of marketing and related business disciplines. We provide supportive networks of individuals interested in advancing the field of marketing through scholarship, teaching, and other professional interests. To learn more click here.
AAA Audit Educator’s Bootcamp
AAA Audit Educator’s Bootcamp
The AAA Audit Educator’s Bootcamp, held each June, includes discussions of current practices related to the auditing profession. Coverage will include various topics including audit planning, internal controls, risk, materiality and substantive testing. Participants will receive a set of materials that they can customize for use in their classrooms as well as a list of available resources for audit-related teaching materials.
While it is directed to faculty, the organizers have provided The PhD Project with a limited number of spaces for doctoral students who are ABD and teaching or intend to teach auditing once on faculty. Please contact email@example.com by April 15th for details about this year’s event.
CARMA – Consortium for Advancement of Research Methods and Anaylsis
CARMA Affiliate Programs are a set of free programs offered in partnership with professional associations and groups from fields of management. Their focus is educating faculty and graduate students on discipline appropriate research methods. These programs allow access to resources already developed by CARMA, as well as new events developed for and in partnership with CARMA Affiliates.
For more information: click here
East Carolina Emerging Scholars
The East Carolina University (ECU) Emerging Scholars Symposium, held each October, is a program for scholars nearing the end of their terminal degree studies and recent graduates, including postdoctoral scholars. The program is designed to diversify East Carolina University’s faculty pipeline with emphasis on groups underrepresented in their field. Participants in this program will (1) engage with ECU academic leaders, (2) learn about faculty life at ECU, and (3) showcase their research.
- Networking dinners with academic leaders and faculty
- Research presentations to faculty and students
- Campus and community tours
- Workshops and panel discussions regarding faculty careers at ECU
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th for details about this year’s event.
Providence College Case Writing Workshop
This two-session virtual case writing workshop, held in June, was motivated by the need for more diversity representation in business school curricula – especially in business school cases. Participants will hear from journal editors about how to source ideas and material for cases, about case publishing and about the importance of case teaching notes. AACSB staff will discuss the role case publishing can play in AACSB standards for faculty qualification and for impact. An interactive case “hackathon” will help you flesh out a case idea and develop a project plan for writing and submitting a case for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in 2022. This is open to both doctoral students and faculty members. There is no fee for the workshop, and you must commit to participating on both days.
Please contact email@example.com for details about this year’s event.
Strategies for Teaching Success – partnering with Bentley University
In July 2015, Bentley University piloted a program for PhD Project members to address teaching skills. This has become an annual event, held each June for new and emerging faculty.
The PhD Project and Baruch College Research Symposium
The PhD Project and the Baruch College at the City University of New York, invite doctoral students who are members of the PhD Project to apply to participate in the annual PhD Project – Baruch College Research Symposium in New York City. Accepted students will be designated PhD Project – Baruch College Doctoral Research Fellows.
More Info: https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/doctoral/phd-project-baruch-research-symposium
Suffolk University and The PhD Project’s Meet the Universities and Colleges in Boston Symposium
Suffolk University would like to deepen its relationship with the PhD Project community by hosting an annual symposium. The purpose of this symposium would be to establish personal connections with late-stage PhD students and early-stage faculty from underrepresented minority groups – Black/African Americans, Latinx/Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans – who might be interested in pursuing a tenure-track career at Suffolk University or in the greater Boston area.
Suffolk University and the PhD Project will partner with various institutions in the greater Boston area to host and support the symposium. We hope to establish long-term relationships, thus providing Sawyer Business School and partner institutions from the greater Boston area access to a diverse network of doctoral students during hiring cycles. This will give us the chance to create stronger relationships with doctoral students even before they are on the academic job market.
The symposium would take place annually in the Spring (end of March – March 25th and 26th), before our job openings are posted. Baruch College also runs a Symposium in late April, and we would like to give students the opportunity to attend both.
KPMG Board Fit
KPMG Board Leadership Center’s Board Fit program is an outgrowth of KPMG’s commitment to boardroom excellence and the importance of strong, diverse boards. Board Fit is conducted by our center’s board and governance experts.
For more information: Board Fit for Academic Leaders
For more information on these programs, please contact Myrna Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org.