University of Iowa

Provost Office Faculty Development Opportunities – Spring 2013

To: 
Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
From: 
Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development
Date: 
January 28, 2013
Subject: 
Provost Office Faculty Development Opportunities – Spring 2013

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following Spring 2013 faculty development resources and opportunities:

1) Campus-wide Faculty Development Calendar: Each semester, the Office of the Provost assembles a campus-wide calendar featuring a wide range of faculty development workshops offered by numerous offices. For a listing of Spring 2013 faculty development programs, please see the Office of the Provost Campus-wide Faculty Development Workshops Calendar at: http://provost.uiowa.edu/faculty/documents/calendar.pdf . The calendar is updated frequently, so check back for updates.

2) Office of the Provost Faculty Success @ IOWA Programs: The Office of the Provost is pleased to offer several workshops on topics key to faculty success. Many of these workshops are offered in conjunction with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (see below). Registration is required for most events. For more information about the Spring 2013 schedule or to register, see: http://provost.uiowa.edu/facultydevelopment .

3) Kerry Ann Rockquemore Campus Visit, February 14-15, 2013: The Office of the Provost and Chief Diversity Office are pleased to announce several workshops on faculty success and mentoring presented by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD, President and CEO, of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

a. Deans/Associate Deans, 2/14/13, 8-9:30 a.m. (continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.): “Rethinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support and Accountability for Your Faculty.” RSVPs requested by February 7: http://provost.uiowa.edu/rockquemore/deans,

b. Associate Professors, 2/14/13, noon-3:30 p.m.: “Writing Your Next Chapter as an Associate Professor: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career.” A luncheon and workshop for mid-career tenured Associate Professors. RSVPs requested by February 7: http://provost.uiowa.edu/rockquemore/associates, and

c. Faculty of Color, 2/14/13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: “Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy.” Dinner and presentation for under-represented Faculty of Color. RSVPs requested by February 7: http://provost.uiowa.edu/rockquemore/facultyofcolor.

4) National Center for Development and Diversity: All UI faculty members have access to resources provided by the National Center for Development and Diversity (NCFDD) through an institutional membership sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Chief Diversity Office. The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting faculty. The NCFDD Institutional Membership offers numerous benefits to faculty members, including:

  • access to monthly tele-workshops and special guest expert workshops,
  • a subscription to NCFDD’s monthly newsletter and the Monday Motivator, a weekly update on a topic related to faculty productivity, and
  • access to private online networking forum, including access to moderated monthly writing challenges and the option of being matched with an online writing accountability partner.

For more information about registering to access NCFDD services, please contact Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu.

5) UI Write-on-Site Faculty Writing Groups: Write-on-Site groups meet for three hours each week to support faculty members’ writing productivity by integrating regularly scheduled blocks of writing time into one’s weekly schedule. Write-on-Site groups meet on Thursday mornings, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Friday mornings, 8:30-11:30 a.m. This program attracts faculty members from many colleges on campus and past participants report that participation in the group assisted them in setting and achieving monthly writing goals, safeguarding time for writing in their busy schedules, and decreasing their sense of isolation by networking with other faculty members engaged in similar processes. Additional information about the UI Write-on-Site program, including the Spring 2013 schedule, can be found at: http://provost.uiowa.edu/faculty/newfaculty.htm

For more information about Office of the Provost Faculty Development programs, please contact Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development, Office of the Provost by phone: 335-3991 or email: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu.

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