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Faculty Development Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is now offering two programs to support the development and promotion of tenure-track and tenured faculty.

Junior Faculty Development Program

In an effort to support tenure-track faculty through the tenure and promotion process, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Junior Faculty Development Program will introduce participants to the resources of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and provide participants with other practical tips and information needed to be successful in their research, teaching, and service endeavors.

Sessions will cover a range of topics focused on strategic planning, productivity, work-life balance, and building healthy and supportive relationships.


Schedule

All sessions will be hosted online from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

CAS Junior Faculty Meet and Greet

Meet your cohort of junior faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences and learn more about the college-wide resources and programs that can support your success this year.

Register to attend the Junior Faculty Meet and Greet session.

Bringing the World into your Classroom

What are the most effective strategies for acknowledging current events and their relevant social, political, and cultural implications for your classroom? Discuss tips and perspectives on the issues with a roundtable of faculty and experts from the CAS Incubator for Teaching Innovation. 

Register to attend the Teachable Moments session.

Productivity and Accountability Resources

Productivity & Accountability Resources - In this interactive session, set your research agenda for next semester and learn more about the tools available to you through the university’s membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). 

Register to attend the Every Semester Needs a Plan session.

Spring 2021 session information will be posted soon.

While all junior faculty in the College are welcomed to participate, CAS tenure-track faculty who are new to the University are strongly encouraged to attend. Participants who complete at least five of the six planned sessions this year will be given priority for a small number of fellowships to be awarded by the College for the NCFDD Faculty Success Program (FSP). More details on these fellowships will be announced later in the year.


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Mid-Career Faculty Development Program

In an effort to help associate professors prepare for promotion to full, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Mid-career Faculty Development Program will draw on the resources of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) in order to provide practical advice and resources for post-tenure faculty who are planning the next phase of their careers.

Aimed at helping participants make a smooth and timely transition from “junior” to “senior” faculty, sessions will cover a range of topics, including productivity, work-life balance, strategic planning, networking, assessment of promotion criteria and identifying good mentors.


Schedule

All sessions will be hosted online from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

In this first session, we will talk about networking and finding allies among our cohorts as well as mentors on campus and in the wider academic community.  Please come prepared to introduce yourself and your area and to share your challenges and concerns as an associate professor. 

Register to attend the Welcome and Networking session.

Developing a Realistic “to do” List

How are expectations for going up for associate different from going up for full professor?  Understanding one’s specific unit promotion guidelines, unit culture and the expectations of the professional field will help you to craft realistic recommendations for building a strong promotion file. In this session, we will discuss these expectations, provide an overview of the promotion process and enable thoughtful analysis as you develop a course of action. 

Register to attend the Developing a Realistic “to do” List  session.

Concerns of Scholars from Marginalized Groups

What is the impact of those marginalized by race, gender, disability, area of specialization, etc. on recognition and scholarship?   In this session, we will talk about strategies to persist and flourish going forward.

Register to attend the Concerns of Scholars from Marginalized Groups session.

Spring 2021 session information will be posted soon.

While all associate professors in the College are welcomed to participate, post-tenure faculty who are beginning to work towards promotion to full are especially encouraged to attend. Participants who complete at least five of the six planned sessions this year will be given priority for one of several incentives:

More details on these incentives and how to apply for them will be announced later in the year. 


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