INFO Series

This series begins with the Iowa New Faculty Orientation (INFO) followed by workshops open to newer faculty in all tracks. This series is designed to provide faculty with opportunities to network, learn about the resources at the institution, and develop a plan for their career. Come to all or just one or two!

Iowa New Faculty Orientation

August 16, 2022 | 9 am - 3 pm | LCUA

Optional Sessions: INFO is designed to complement collegiate orientation programs, which may be required.

Starting Well

September 21, 2022 | 11 am - 12 pm | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Identify the resources that can support success
Learn how to a develop and maintain a personal career development plan
Appreciate the importance of mentoring

Developing as a Teacher at UI

November 8, 2022 | 10-11 am | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Information on available teaching resources and supports for faculty 

Discuss teaching strategies

Consider how faculty can represent their teaching work in alignment with the university's commitment to excellence in teaching

Writing Plan for the Summer

April 6, 2023 | 9-10 am | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Reflect on the year
Work on a plan to provide continuity to your scholarship or professional productivity activities during the summer break.

Faculty Workshops

The following workshops are open to faculty in all ranks and tracks based on topic area and level of interest.

Retirement Seminar

September 20, 2022 | 10-11:30 am | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Cohort: Open to faculty who would like to learn more about the retirement process, what question they should be asking as they consider moving into this phase of their career, and the opportunities to remain involved as an emeritus faculty member.

Learn about your options related to retirement
Understand the benefits associated with retirement
Learn more about TIAA CREF guidelines
Hear from the emeritus faculty council about ways to stay involved

TIAA Workbook Guide

Navigating Mid-Career: Challenges and Opportunities

October 19, 2022 | 11 am - 12:30 pm | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Cohort: Designed for mid-career faculty, particularly tenured associate professors who are seeking new ways to promote their careers; clinical track associate professors may also find this helpful.

Recognize the changing landscape of your career
Identify new strategies for promotion to the next level
Learn ways to develop new opportunities

Time Management

November 2, 2022 | 12-1 pm | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Cohort: Open to faculty in all tracks; regardless of time in rank, these sessions may prove useful in supporting your development.

Why you should use both a master project list and task list
Finding time for high priority work
Value of planning each day and each week

Email Management

January 26, 2023 | 12-1 pm | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Cohort: Open to faculty in all tracks; regardless of time in rank, these sessions may prove useful in supporting your development.

Reduce email distraction
Use the focused inbox
Process new emails to keep on top of your inbox

Preparing for Annual Reviews

February 7, 2023 | 11 am - 12 pm | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Cohort: This seminar is designed for all faculty regardless of rank or track. It is meant to help you understand the importance of preparing for and actively participating in your annual review.

Understand the importance of the annual review
Learn more about faculty development plans
Identify ways to be more engaged in the process

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

February 22, 2023 | 10-11 am | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Cohort: Designed for tenure track assistant professors as they prepare for promotion and tenure; regardless of time in rank, this session may prove useful for planning

Overview of the university’s tenure review process: 
Learn about key steps in the process
Understand the various pieces for which you are responsible
Appreciate the opportunities to adjust your tenure clock
Learn about resources available for support

Promotion to Tenured Full Professor

March 28, 2023 | 10-11 am | 2520D UCC (hybrid)

Cohort: Designed for tenured associate professors as they prepare for promotion; regardless of time in rank, this session may prove useful for planning; complementary session to Navigating Mid-Career: Challenges and Opportunities

Overview of the university’s promotion review process:
Learn about key steps in the process
Understand the various pieces for which you are responsible
Identify the best way to highlight your accomplishments