Office of Faculty Professional Development Programs and Services

Faculty Professional Development Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Professional Development (OFPD) offers professional development workshops and webinars, coaching and accountability groups, writing retreats, and one-on-one professional development coaching and consultations.


Summer 2023 Programming

This summer the Office of Faculty Professional development is offering virtual mastermind accountability groups, a coaching program for mid-career women faculty, and writing retreats.

Virtual Summer Mastermind GroupsJoin a small group of fellow faculty members for a summer of facilitated support and accountability. Registration is closed for summer. Check in August for Fall registration opportunity.

Stepping Up Coaching Program for Mid-Career Women FacultyJoin a group of women faculty peers to explore some of the thought patterns that slow women down and develop strategies for stepping up your career to serve your most meaningful goals. Learn more.

Faculty Writing Retreats

Join other faculty writers this summer for twice-monthly, three-hour virtual writing retreats to move forward the writing project(s) of your choice. In each three-hour writing retreat, participants will identify concrete, achievable writing goals for the retreat; receive structure and support in achieving those goals; learn tips and strategies for enhancing your writing productivity; and spend 2.5 hours making progress on the writing project of their choice. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, May 24, 9am-12pm
Thursday, June 8, 1-4pm
Wednesday, June 21, 9am-12pm
Thursday, July 13, 1-4pm
Wednesday, July 26, 9am-12pm
Thursday, August 10, 1-4pm


Past Programming


Virtual Workshops

Creating a Semester Strategic Plan Slides from Workshop

Creating Solid Mentoring Relationships Slides from Workshop

Designing Your Writing Pipeline Handout from Workshop

Building your Summer Plan Handout from Workshop

The Art and Science of Saying “No” Slides from Workshop

Managing Email Overload Slides from Workshop

Promotion and Tenure Workshops

The Office of Faculty Professional Development and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty are offering workshops to support faculty as they prepare for promotion and/or tenure reviews.

For Academic Professionals and Lecturers: This workshop discuss candidate strategies for the Academic Professional promotion process, including how to determine when to go up, how to prepare successful packages, how to have conversations with supervisors about the process, and how to map job accomplishments to the promotion criteria. See most recent workshop recording.

For Tenure-Track Faculty: A workshop to discuss candidate strategies for the tenure-track promotion and tenure process, including how to prepare successful packages and how to map scholarly accomplishments to promotion and tenure criteria. See most recent workshop recording.


External Professional Development

NCFDDTech faculty have free access to the resources and webinars of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) through Tech’s institutional membership. NCFDD provides webinars, workshops, and resources to support teaching, research and writing, and well-being for faculty.

LinkedIn LearningFaculty have free access to LinkedIn Learning  through Tech’s institutional membership. LinkedIn Learning offers an extensive online library of high-quality instructional videos on a wide range of professional development skills.

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