Professional Development 2007 Panel Session

2007 MPCA/MACA Meeting 
Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Hotel Front Desk: 816-474-6664 
Hotel Fax: 816-474-0424


Saturday, October 13, 2007
8:30-10:00 a.m.
2105. Salon C2. Seminar: Creating a Curriculum Vitae. Area: Professional Development

  • “The Curriculum Vitae: An Introduction to Presenting and Promoting Your Academic Career”
  • An effective curriculum vita, or “CV,” is essential when gaining admission to doctoral programs, applying for university teaching positions, advancing an academic career, and maintaining a lifelong professional image. The purpose of this seminar will be to provide guidelines about organizing, drafting, and editing a curriculum vita. Participants will learn the difference between résumés, vitas, cover letters, recommendation letters, and teaching portfolios; the types & purposes of CVs; the uses of CVs; the seven essential components & nine non-essential components of a CV; sources of CV content; steps for writing and formatting a basic CV; moral, ethical, and legal considerations; and the future of the CV. The Curriculum Vitae seminar is suited for masters and doctoral students across all disciplines as well as tenure-track faculty or other faculty that need to update an existing CV. Participants can bring a current résumé or CV to the seminar, if one is available, in paper form and/or electronic form.
  • Chair/Presenter: Angela M. Nelson, Bowling Green State University 

Handout 1: CV Seminar Outline (pdf) 
Handout 2: The Curriculum Vitae: An Introduction to Presenting and Promoting Your Academic Career (pdf)