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Office of Faculty Professional Development Programs and Services

Upcoming Faculty Development Events

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JANUARY

Developing Your Semester Strategic Plan

Tuesday, January 12, 12-1pm Registration

In this hands-on workshop offered, participants will learn how to apply strategic planning principles to developing their goals for the spring semester, how to use goals to drive their schedules and time management, and leave the workshop having developed their personal semester strategic plan. Presenter: Dr. Brandy Simula, Office of Faculty Professional Development

January Faculty Writing Retreat

Wednesday, January 27th, 1-4pm Registration

In this three-hour writing retreat, participants will identify concrete, achievable 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. Facilitator: Dr. Brandy Simula, Office of Faculty Professional Development

Interviewing and Selecting Research Team Members

Thursday, January 28th 12-1pm Registration

Dr. Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, will share strategies for selecting lab and research team members. When it comes to recruiting a new lab member there is no “one size fits all” however, there are strategies to follow or avoid depending on your philosophy as PI and the culture you want in your lab or research team.

 

FEBRUARY

February Faculty Writing Retreats

Wednesday, February 3rd, 1-4pm Registration

In this three-hour writing retreat, participants will identify concrete, achievable 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. Facilitator: Dr. Brandy Simula, Office of Faculty Professional Development

Self-Care to Sustain Your Research and Writing

Tuesday, February 9th, 12-1pm Registration

In this workshop sponsored by the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Dr. Joi Alexander, Director of Health Initiatives, will share self-care and well-being strategies that faculty can use to support their research and writing.

Understanding the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech as a Faculty Member

Thursday, February 11th, 12-1pm Registration

In this workshop the Office of the General Counsel will discuss how freedom of speech and first amendment issues apply to Georgia Tech faculty.

Pathways to Administration and Leadership for Faculty

Tuesday, February 16th, 12-1pm Registration

In this panel, Georgia Tech faculty who have moved into a variety of administrative and leadership roles will share their paths along with advice for faculty interested in administrative and leadership roles.

 

MARCH

Understanding Conflict of Interest Policies and Practices Faculty Workshop

Tuesday, March 9th, 12-1pm Registration

In this workshop sponsored by the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Gene Pope and Bing Wang of Conflict of Interest Management will share information about how faculty can avoid potential conflict of interest and practices for disclosing potential conflict of interest.

Negotiation Workshop

Thursday, March 11th, 12-1pm Registration

In this workshop, Assistant Vice Provost for Advocacy and Conflict Resolution Kyla Ross will explore fundamental concepts of mutual-gains negotiation. She will discuss how to separate people from problems, focus on interests rather than positions, and learn to manage emotions for more positive outcomes for all parties.

March Faculty Writing Retreat

Tuesday, March 30th, 12-3pm Registration

In this three-hour writing retreat, participants will identify concrete, achievable 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. Facilitator: Dr. Brandy Simula, Office of Faculty Professional Development

 
APRIL

Intentional Community-Building in the Virtual Moment: A Workshop for International Faculty

Thursday, April 1, 12-1pm Registration

In this workshop led by Dr. R. Katherine Samford, Campus and Faculty Coordinator/Senior Lecturer in the Language Institute, will share strategies for creating community among international faculty, with special attention to creating and sustaining community in the virtual context.

Developing NSF and NIH Training Grants

April 22nd, 12-1pm Registration

The Office of Faculty Professional Development is is hosting a panel workshop on submitting proposals for the NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT) and NIH T32 graduate and postdoctoral training grants. The Executive Vice Provost for Research's office will describe best practices for submitting training grant proposals from Georgia Tech, including how to negotiate potential cost share agreements. Current and former PIs and reviewers will also share their tips. Note that NSF has confirmed that new deadlines for NSF NRT proposals are forthcoming soon, and the turnaround for proposals could be within 90 days of the announcement.

April Faculty Writing Retreat

April 14, 1-4pm Registration

In this three-hour writing retreat, participants will identify concrete, achievable 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.

Opportunities for Fellowships, Awards, and Recognition

April 27th, 12-1pm Registration

In this panel, faculty recipients of a variety of internal and external awards, recognition, and fellowships will share their experiences of preparing for and applying for awards and fellowships, as well as advice for how faculty can engage in research, leadership, and teaching that gain internal and external recognitions and awards.