Office of Faculty Professional Development Programs and Services

Fall 2021 Faculty Development Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Professional Development (OFPD) offers professional development workshops and webinars, writing retreats, faculty conversation and coffee hours, a burnout support group for women+ faculty, and 1:1 professional development consultations.

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Webinars and Workshops

Leading Effective Committee Meetings, Bonne Ferri, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development
Monday, Sep. 13th, 2-3pm (in person)

Navigating Challenging Conversations, Kyla Ross, Assistant Vice Provost for Advocacy and Conflict Resolution
Tuesday September 28th, 2-3pm (virtual)

Developing a Research Agenda and Publication Pipeline

Leadership Strategies, Terry Blum, Tedd Munchak Chair in Entrepreneurship, ADVANCE Professor, Faculty Director of the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2-3pm (in person)

Register for OFPD webinars and workshops here


Faculty Writing Retreats

Join other faculty writers this fall 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.

  • Thurs, Sep 2, 9am-Noon (Virtual)
  • Wed, Sep 15, 1-4pm (Virtual)
  • Thurs, Oct 7, 9am-Noon (Virtual)
  • Wed, Oct 20, 1-4pm (Virtual)
  • Thurs, Nov 4, 9am-Noon (Virtual)
  • Wed, Nov 17, 1-4pm (Virtual)
  • Thurs, Dec 2, 9am-Noon (Virtual)
  • Wed, Dec 15, 1-4pm (Virtual)

Registration for writing retreats fills on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for as many or as few writing retreats as your schedule and bandwidth allow here.


Faculty Coffee and Conversation Hours

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Professional Development, monthly faculty coffee and conversation hours focused on a different faculty group each month provide opportunities for faculty connection and community.

  • International Faculty Coffee and Conversation Hour (co-hosted by R. Katherine Samford, Senior Lecturer and Faculty Coordinator, Language Institute)
    NEW DATE: Monday, October 25th, 2-3pm (in person)

  • LGBTQIA Faculty Coffee and Conversation Hour (co-hosted by the LGBTQIA Center)
    NEW DATE: Thursday, October 7th, 2-3pm (in person)

  • New Faculty Coffee and Conversation Hour
    Tuesday, November 30th, 3-4pm (in person)

Register for coffee and conversation hours here.


Women+ Faculty Burnout Support Group

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning and 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. The group covers topics such as preventing and recovering from teaching-related burnout, compassion fatigue, navigating a faculty career as a caregiver, and cultivating joy in teaching and research. 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. 

Read more about the group and register for sessions here.

  • Thurs, Sep. 16, 3-4pm (Virtual)
  • Thurs, Oct. 21, 3-4pm (Virtual)
  • Thurs, Nov. 19, 3-4pm (Virtual)
  • Thurs, Dec. 16, 3-4pm (Virtual)