Design Your Academic Life

(Experienced Faculty)

Are you ready to explore your personal and professional goals, desires, activities, and accomplishments in the context of real and complex social contexts?

Workshop: Design Your Academic Life (Experienced Faculty)

Leadership and Integration

The Design Your Academic Life (Experienced Faculty) workshop is no passive “listen to a speaker” experience. Instead, you'll be immersed into frameworks that guide your thinking and challenge you to clarify personal and career alignment. Along the way, you'll identify challenges or obstacles and brainstorm approaches to overcome them. 

You'll also be guided through the concepts of "value" and "contradictions": 

  • How can value-adding activities and accomplishments be aligned with one’s goals and desires? 
  • How and why do contradictions emerge between goals, desires, activities, and social contexts? 


Event Information

Design Your Academic Life

Dates: August 6, 2021, with a follow-up session (Agenda below)

Location: Virtual/Online

Cost: $1500.00


Cancellation Policy: If a participant cancels within 30 days of a workshop, the Kern Family Foundation may invoice the institution for a $150 cancelation fee to cover materials and other unrecoverable costs.

Workshop Agenda

Schedule subject to change

August 6, 2021 (Friday)

  • Main session: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

August 16, 2021 (Monday)

  • Follow-up session: 9 a.m. - TBD

Your Workshop Guides

Meet the facilitators and coaches for your workshop journey:

Joe Tranquillo

Joe Tranquillo, Facilitator

Joe is a Professor at Bucknell University and currently serves as the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. He co-founded the Bucknell Innovation Group, KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience and served as the co-director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. Off campus, Joe is an ASEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Fellow, Senior Fellow of IEEE, NSF Pathways to Innovation Faculty Fellow, past chair of the ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division, co-editor of the Morgan and Claypool Biomedical Engineering Book Series, Media Director for BigBeacon and serves on several national and international boards.
Cory Hixson

Cory Hixson, Facilitator

Cory is an Assistant Professor in the new Industrial & Systems Engineering program at Colorado Christian University. Dr. Hixson's interdisciplinary background has prepared him for helping develop integrated courses and curricula merging engineering knowledge, skills, and abilities; research-based instructional strategies; the entrepreneurial mindset; and a biblical perspective to engineering education. He has successfully fostered university-industry partnerships and entrepreneurial-minded learning, which extend the impact of CCU's program beyond classroom learning and provide students with the real-world knowledge and experiences needed to excel after graduation.

Your Workshop Journey

FacDev Journey

Key Deliverables

  • Frameworks and resources that encourage alignment between personal/professional goals and activities
  • Dedicated and intentional time for your personal and professional development; to consider things like goals, value-adding activities, and challenges within real-world social contexts
  • Coaching that supports identifying and clarifying your academic endeavors
  • A visual and comprehensive personal summary that can be used to guide one’s actions beyond the workshop
Design Your Academic Life
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