Collaborations are central to the modern academic science enterprise, but they require skills and strategies that are not typically developed in formal educational systems. Students are evaluated as individuals, faculty are evaluated as individuals, and systems of promotion (whether educational or professional) are organized around individual achievement. At the same time, these individual achievements are only possible through ethical behavior, appropriate mentoring, and effective collaborations. In this workshop, we discuss stage-appropriate strategies for developing collaborative skills, including managing collaborators, understanding contributorship, and negotiating credit.
ISSR is pleased to cosponsor this event of the ADVANCE Program at UMass Amherst, together with the Graduate School Office of Professional Development as part of the Empowering Future Leaders for an Inclusive Academy series.
Monica Gaughan is a Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University. She earned a bachelor's in political science from New College of Florida, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and a master's and doctorate in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her master's thesis examined determinants of American women's marital timing, and her dissertation demonstrated gender differences in peer effects on adolescent binge drinking. Gaughan has held academic appointments at Oglethorpe University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia