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Alt-Ac Lecture Series on Alternative Academic Careers

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What: Alt-Ac I: A Public Panel Discussion with Scott Nelson, Jessica McKelvie Kemp, and Emily Nemens.

When: Friday, April 4 at 10:30 am

Where: 102 Allen Hall

Alt-Ac (ȯlt-’ak) n adj. – Alternative Academic Careers
“We primarily use alt-ac as an umbrella term to refer to full-time non-teaching and non-research positions within higher education. These can be staff or administrative positions, and these positions may (and often do) include teaching and/or research duties, but teaching and research are not the primary focus of the position. There are also comparable alt-ac positions beyond campus; many alt-ac types are found among public historians, librarians, museum curators, independent scholars, professional writers, etc.”
 Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet,
“The Alt-Ac Track: Defining Terms”

Panelists for this first lecture in the series include:

  • Jessica McKelvie Kemp, Vice President Policy & Advocacy Center for Planning Excellence;
  • Scott Nelson, Senior Manager, User Experience, Cisco Systems Security Business Group; and
  • Emily Nemens, Coeditor and Prose Editor, The Southern Review.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm:  Panel Discussion, 102 Allen Hall
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Small Meeting Groups. Registration required; contact Ashley Thibodeaux at athib13@lsu.edu
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Reception, location TBA

Sponsored by LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences; LSU Department of English; LSU Department of Comparative Literature; LSU Department of Film and Media Arts; LSU Department of French Studies; LSU Libraries

Save the Dates! Friday, April 25, 2014: Alt-Ac II and Friday, May 2, 2014: Alt-Ac III

 

Sigrid Kelsey is the Director of Library Communications and Publications at the LSU Libraries.

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