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Taking Ownership of Your Career: Professional Development Through Experiential Learning

Version 1 : Received: 16 February 2021 / Approved: 18 February 2021 / Online: 18 February 2021 (10:43:19 CET)

How to cite: Segarra, V.; Gentry, W. Taking Ownership of Your Career: Professional Development Through Experiential Learning. Preprints 2021, 2021020409 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0409.v1). Segarra, V.; Gentry, W. Taking Ownership of Your Career: Professional Development Through Experiential Learning. Preprints 2021, 2021020409 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0409.v1).

Abstract

Experiential learning can facilitate the development of transferrable skills necessary for success in attaining tenure and promotion in academia. In this article, we discuss the benefits of designing and implementing an individualized professional development experience or practicum. By doing this, we describe the experiential learning component of the Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) Program of the American Society for Cell Biology. The ACT program aims to assist postdoctoral trainees and junior faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM as they strive to transition into tenure-track positions and ultimately attain tenure at research-intensive or teaching-intensive academic institutions.

Keywords

Professional development for scientists; tenure-track faculty; tenure; professoriate; professional development practicum; professional development experiential learning; Accomplishing Career Transitions; American Society for Cell Biology; Minorities Affairs Committee

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