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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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. Applications are sought from full-time academic and research faculty. Applications due November 5 by email to; please direct any questions to Dawn Baunach at 


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. Applications are sought from full-time faculty, including tenured, tenure-track, academic professionals, lecturers, librarians and archivists, and research faculty. Postdoctoral scholars are also invited to apply. Applications due November 12 by email to; please direct any questions to Dawn Baunach at


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. Interested applicants should complete the attached form and submit that along with their CV for consideration. Applications due November 8 by email to; please direct any questions to Dawn Baunach at 


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 using this webform (opens new window)


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)

‚ÄčRegistration 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 using this webform (opens new window).


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 using this webform (opens new window).


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 using this webform (opens new window).

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

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