Liberal Arts College Faculty and Wannabe Faculty
Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 5:00PM - 6:00PM
This BoF is intended to be a place of discussion for liberal arts college (LAC) faculty and those interested in a LAC faculty career. Liberal arts colleges (LACs) offer an oft overlooked career option for computer science scholars. LACs offer an environment that values both teaching and scholarship within the scope of an undergraduate education. This BoF will allow participants to explore this niche, and some of the consequences of its selective pressures: for example, smaller class sizes, smaller departments, broader curricula, and the absence of graduate students when conducting research. In addition to a discussion of job specifics with current faculty, we intend that the BoF will also allow graduate students to ask questions of established LAC faculty who have served on search committees. Current job seekers will be given space to ask questions and discuss how they can make themselves competitive for liberal arts college job opportunities.