Spring 2023 Faculty Development Opportunities
The Office of Faculty Professional Development (OFPD) offers professional development workshops and webinars, writing retreats, a burnout support group for women+ faculty, and one-on-one professional development coaching and consultations.
Join us for a short, practical 30-minute workshop each month. Each will be offered twice.
- Creating a Semester Strategic Plan: January 17 at 11 or January 18 at 3:30
- Creating Solid Mentoring Relationships: February 6 at 3:30 or February 14 at 11
- Saying No: March 6 at 3:30 or March 14 at 11
- Designing Your Writing Pipeline: April 3 at 3:30 or April 11 at 11
- Building your Summer Plan: May 1 at 3:30 or May 9 at 11
Faculty Writing Retreats
Join other faculty writers this Spring 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.
- Thursday, January 12, 1-4
- Wednesday, January 25, 9-12
- Thursday, February 9, 1-4
- Wednesday, February 22, 9-12
- Thursday, March 9, 1-4
- Wednesday, March 29, 9-12
- Thursday, April 13, 1-4
- Wednesday, April 26, 9-12
- Thursday May 11, 1-4
Women+ Faculty Burnout Support Group
Join the Office of Faculty Professional Development for a monthly support and conversation group for women+ faculty to address burnout and well-being. This support group offers support for women+ faculty, safe space to discuss challenges and solutions, opportunities to connect with other women+ faculty, and strategies and resources for moving through and beyond burnout, overwhelm, and other challenges to well-being. Participation is open to any women+ identified faculty member at Tech, including tenure-track faculty, lecturers, academic professionals, research scientists, librarians, and contingent faculty from any school or unit at Tech. No preparation or special experience needed; register for as many or as few sessions as your schedule and bandwidth allow.
Spring Session Schedule
- Tuesday, January 24, 11-12
- Tuesday, February 21, 11-12
- Tuesday, March 28, 11-12
- Tuesday, April 18, 11-12
- Tuesday May 23, 11-12
New Faculty Academy
New Faculty Academy is a monthly series of workshops and conversations for new permanent full-time faculty. Spring workshops coming soon.
The Art and Science of Saying “No” – Virtual Micro-workshop and AMA
Tuesday, October 18, 11-11:30 workshop, 11:30-12 Optional AMA with Rebecca
Slides from Workshop
Managing Email Overload – Virtual Micro-workshop and AMA
Tuesday, September 13th, 11-11:30 workshop, 11:30-12 Optional AMA with Rebecca
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: 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. Q&A session to follow.
- Tuesday, March 15, 11:30am-1pm (virtual)
For Lecturers: This workshop discuss candidate strategies for the Lecturer 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. Q&A session to follow.
- Monday, March 14, 12-1:30 pm (virtual)
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. Q&A session to follow.
- Wednesday, March 2, 2:30-3:30pm (virtual)
Register for OFPD webinars and workshops using this webform (opens new window).
Professional Development Programs
The Provost Fellows for Faculty Development (PFFD) program brings together a cohort of faculty who envision and help expand professional development initiatives that are for faculty, by faculty, and about faculty. The program runs from January to December 2022. Each fellow receives $5,000 for program development support and/or to participate in a faculty development activity. Participants for 2022 are Alex Duncan, Andy Frazee, Joy Harris, Gabi Steinbach, Jan Uelzmann, and Eunhwa Yang.
The Faculty Leadership Apprenticeship (FLA) program fosters and develops faculty members for leadership by providing access to Vice Provost Office leadership and their decisions; offering close, and accessible, mentoring; and participating in the formulation of solutions and policies related to real problems and on-going issues. The apprenticeship runs from January to June 2022. Each participant receives $5,000 for program development support and/or to participate in a faculty development activity. Participants for 2022 are Suchismita Dutta, Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, and Juergen Rauleder.
The ACC Academic Leaders Network (ACC ALN) is designed to facilitate cross-institutional networking and collaboration among academic leaders while building leadership capacity for the participating institutions. The target audience is faculty who have received foundational leadership training and who have at least 1-2 years of experience in their current leadership role, such as department chairs/heads, assistant/associate deans, and assistant/associate provosts (or similar titles as they may vary across institutions). Participants must be able to attend all three on-site sessions over the course of the calendar year, each hosted at a different participating university campus. Participants for 2022 are Pamela Bhatti, Michelle Rinehart, and Jake Soper.