Fall 2022 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.
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
It can be easy to find yourself taking on more and more work when you don’t have a good strategy for evaluating opportunities that interest you and further your professional goals. In this 30-minute workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for planning ahead so you can properly evaluate requests when they come in before automatically saying “yes.” For the second optional 30-minutes, stop by an optional “ask me anything” session with Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, coach and director of OFPD, to discuss your professional development questions.
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
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. Register here.
- Tuesday, September 8, 9-12
- Wednesday, September 21, 1-4
- Tuesday, October 13, 9-12
- Wednesday, October 26, 1-4
- Tuesday, November 10, 9-12
- Wednesday, November 30, 1-4
- Tuesday December 8, 9-12
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.
Fall Session Schedule
- Tuesday, September 6, 3-4
- Tuesday October 4, 3-4
- Tuesday, November 1, 3-4
- Tuesday, December 6, 3-4
New Faculty Academy
New Faculty Academy is a monthly series of workshops and conversations for new permanent full-time faculty. Fall workshops include
Teaching at Tech: Policies Pertaining to Teaching
Drs. Joyce Weinsheimer and Carl Subiño Sullivan, Center for Teaching and Learning
September 16, 2-3, CULC 129
As a new faculty member at Georgia Tech, you'll encounter some teaching situations that require knowledge about how things are handled at Tech rather than your former institution. For instance, how should you respond to an inquiry about a student's performance in your class? What do you do if you discover a student is cheating? Is it ok to give extra credit to encourage students to complete CIOS? Join your colleagues for an informative discussion about issues that may come up during the term--and find out about Georgia Tech policies that should inform your actions. Register here.
Lunch with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of the Vice President for Research
October 20, 11:30-1, Dalney 180
Join us for an informal lunch to meet leaders in the central research units on campus, let more about what they do, and think about your own research trajectory at Tech. Register here.
· Dr. Chaouki Abdallah, Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR)
· Dr. Rob Butera, Vice President for Research Development and Operations (VPRDO)
· Gail Spatt, Director of Research Operations, Office of the VPRDO
· Kevin Wozniak, Executive Director, Corporate & International Contracting / Exchange Agreements / Subawards, Office of Sponsored Programs
· Josh Rosenberg, Senior Director, Grants & Contracts Accounting
· Mary Albertson, Director, Office of Technology Licensing
· Dr. Rob Kadel, Director, Research Program Administration, Office of the Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research (VPIR) Programs (OSP)
Put Your Mask on First: Thriving at Tech
Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Director of the Office of Faculty Professional Development
November 18, 2-3, virtual
Being a good professor isn’t just about what you do in your teaching, research, and service, but also how you model taking care of yourself for students and peers. In this virtual session, we will discuss setting healthy boundaries, finding your balance, and avoiding burnout. Registration coming soon.
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.