FDR offers resources, confidential consultations, workshops, and other events for the integrated professional development of faculty, going beyond teaching and instructional development. The purpose of these programs is to support faculty productivity and career advancement so that they can contribute to the mission of the institution.
FDR provides programs designed to assist faculty and campus leaders in all areas of their career.
Promotion and Tenure Mentoring Workshops
Multi-level reviews (pre-tenure, tenure, promotion, and post-tenure) can be stressful even those of us with the most polished CVs. FDR offers mentoring workshops for each of those situations in order to demystify the whole process. The workshops focus on 1) the university rules that govern the P&T process, 2) the portfolio and its elements, with particular focus on the narrative, and 3) troubleshooting for some common situations. The workshops do not substitute the university, college, and department guidelines, and each applicant should know those in detail before submitting their portfolios.
Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program
Katherine Epps Faculty Wellness retreat
With the generous support of the Kathryn Epps Memorial Fund, and in collaboration with the Faculty Women of Color Leadership and Advancement Program we have been able to envision a wellness retreat for faculty to honor of the legacy of Dr. Kathryn Epps, former chair of the School of Accountancy. The aims of the retreat are to: (1) introduce practices shown to increase well-being, focus, and productivity; (2) provide a supportive environment where faculty can share their challenges and successes in the academy; and (3) facilitate networking and connection opportunities. The inaugural retreat, themed “Support Our Sisters (S.O.S.),” was held in May 2018.