September 8, 2021

LSU to Host First Virtual SEC Emerging Scholars Workshop

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

Birmingham, Ala. (September 8, 2021) – Louisiana State University will host the first SEC Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop in a virtual format September 29-30, the SEC announced on Wednesday. LSU was selected by the SEC Provosts to lead in organizing the event.

The virtual workshop is part of the recently announced emerging scholars program to aid in preparing future faculty members from within the SEC. It will provide professional development and networking opportunities for current doctoral students and a limited number of postdoctoral researchers who are considering careers in higher education, with attention being provided to those from historically underrepresented groups.

“We are delighted to virtually host the inaugural SEC Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop on behalf of the entire Southeastern Conference,” said Dr. Matt Lee, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at LSU. “Administrators and staff from across campus have been working diligently with the SEC office and our Conference colleagues, and we are looking forward to delivering a robust and informative two-day experience for our future SEC faculty members.”

Each SEC member university may select up to 10 scholars through a competitive campus process, and faculty and administrators from each institution will be on hand to connect with participants through a range of formal and informal activities. Selected scholars are expected to attend the entire workshop and complete pre-workshop assignments.

The SEC Provosts are administrators of the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards, and the SEC Faculty Travel Program, among other Conference activities. And the SEC has since 2011 supported the teaching, research and service mission of its members through these and other programs.