AMCIS 2013 MIS Camp – Call for Participation

When: 8:30am-4:15pm, Thursday, August 15, 2013

Where: DePaul University Campus

Co-Chairs:

Ping Zhang, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Varun Grover, Information Systems, Clemson University,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

MIS Camp welcomes you! If you are a new faculty member who is preparing to enter your first, second, or third year of an academic position at a university, come join us at MIS Camp at AMCIS 2013 in Chicago on Thursday, August 15 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM, at DePaul University.

MIS Camp uses interactive sessions with senior faculty to explore the joys and challenges of balancing one's teaching, research, service, and personal life to lead to a successful academic career. The emphasis of the Camp is on sharing experiences, listening and offering advice, establishing connections with senior scholars and peers, and having fun!   The primary goal is for each participant to leave the camp with a better understanding of what they can do to manage the challenges of an academic career while making themselves more valuable to their university and the academy. The camp counselors will include:

The Camp Counselors:

Manju Ahuja, University of Louisville
Donald Amoroso, Kennesaw State University
Susan Brown, University of Arizona
Allen Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University
Arun Rai, Georgia State University
Bob Zmud, University of Oklahoma

Tentative Agenda:Tentative Agenda:
8:30 – 9:00 AM Continental breakfast and registration
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction
9:15 -9:45 Warm up exercise “Road Trip”
9:45-10:00 Networking Break
10:00-11:30 Breakout Session 1:  What Would I do?  “Ethics, Politics, and Luck: Survival Strategies for Junior Faculty,” Academic Scenarios and a  Dialogue with MIS Camp Counselors
11:30-12:00 PM Group debriefing on scenario solutions
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Counselor Speeches: “How I managed to have fun while getting tenure”
1:30-2:45 It Happens: Useful Lessons from Experiences With Journals
2:45-3:00 Networking Break
3:00-4:00 It Happens: useful Lessons from Experiences With Journals
4:00-4:15 Wrap Up
Application and Registration:

Attendance is limited to 25 people, and priority will be given to junior faculty who are early in their academic career and have not yet attended an MIS Camp. This is an AIS sponsored event and therefore all campers must be registered for the conference.

In order to participate in the MIS Camp, please: (1) apply by sending the application form (attached below) via email to the Camp organizers Ping Zhang ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Varun Grover ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), and (2) register for MIS Camp when registering for the AMCIS Conference. The priority deadline for applying is May 15, 2013.

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