First Year Faculty Development

*These sessions were held during the 2016-17 academic year. Click here for this year's program.

2016-17 Program


Session #1: Welcome, "My First Year."
Friday, October 21
12 to 1:45 pm
Gerlinger Lounge
Introductions and a panel of advanced assistant and early associate faculty discussing their experiences and advice for pre-tenure faculty around balancing research and teaching expectations, managing time and relationships while on the tenure track, limiting service obligations, and other approaches to getting off to a good start.

Session #2: Grants, Conferences, and Professional Development
Friday, November 11
12 to 1:45 pm
Browsing Room of the Knight Library

A panel will present information on internal and external grants for faculty across disciplines. Where to find relevant grants for your research. How to apply for grants. Resources for successful grant applications. Questions discussed and answered.

Session #3: Academic Research and Publishing
Friday, December 9
12 to 1:45 pm
Browsing Room of the Knight Library

Panel discussion and participant workshop about research plans, beginning with winter break ideas, timelines, strategies.

Session #4: “Productivity, Creativity, and Work-Life Balance: Get a Life, Ph.D.” with Tanya Golash-Boza
Friday, January 13

WORKSHOPS:
NTTF - 10:30-11:30, EMU, Redwood (Breakfast)
First and Second Year Tenure-track Faculty - 12-1:45, Knight Library Browsing Room (Lunch)
Pre-tenure and Senior Faculty - 3-4:45, EMU, Mallard (Tea)

Session #5: Teaching
Friday, February 10
12 to 1:45 pm
Browsing Room of the Knight Library

This panel of faculty will address strategies for protecting research time while teaching, rebounding from difficult moments in the classrooms, and understanding the politics and possibilities of student teaching evaluations.

Session #6: Mentoring
Friday, March 10
12 to 1:45 pm
Browsing Room of the Knight Library

Newly matched mentors and mentees will meet for lunch to discuss their plans and share the process with the larger group.

Session #7: Service
Friday, April 7
12 to 1:45 pm
Browsing Room of the Knight Library
This panel of faculty and administrators will discuss service opportunities and offer strategies for taking on the right amount for being a good citizen, without sacrifice to research, teaching, or personal life.

Session #8: Planning the summer
Friday, May 12
12 to 1:45 pm
Browsing Room of the Knight Library

A group discussion on creating a summer research and writing plan, summer teaching, and other approaches for a restful and productive summer break.


Programs from previous years