University of Iowa

Provost Office Faculty Development Workshops - Fall 2013

To: 
Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
From: 
Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development
Date: 
September 4, 2013
Subject: 
Provost Office Faculty Development Workshops - Fall 2013

Please assist us in spreading the word about thes Fall 2013 faculty development workshops and opportunities:   

  1. Fall 2013 Campus-wide Faculty Development Calendar:  The Office of the Provost coordinates a campus-wide calendar featuring a wide range of faculty development workshops offered by numerous campus offices throughout the year.  For more information about Fall 2013 programs, please see the Office of the Provost Campus-wide Faculty Development Workshops Calendar at: http://provost.uiowa.edu/sites/provost.uiowa.edu/files/calendar.pdf .  The calendar is updated regularly, so check back for current offerings.
  1. Office of the Provost Faculty Success @ IOWA ProgramsThe 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). Programs are featured on the Campus-wide Faculty Development Calendar and the Provost Office website:  http://provost.uiowa.edu/facultysuccess.
  1. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity:  The Office of the Provost and the Chief Diversity Office are pleased to announce that The University of Iowa has renewed its Institutional Membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).  The NCFDD is an independent faculty development, training, and mentoring center “dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.”  The University has a longstanding relationship with the scholar who serves as CEO and founder of the NCFDD, Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD.  The NCFDD Institutional Membership offers numerous benefits to faculty members, including:
    • access to monthly tele-workshops featuring national experts on topics, such as making a semester plan, cultivating mentors, publishing academic articles, efficiently prepping for teaching,
    • 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.

All members of the University community can activate an Individual Account under the UI’s Institutional Membership – UI faculty, graduate students, and post-docs have found the resources particularly useful.  Instructions for activating an individual NCFDD account can be found here:  http://provost.uiowa.edu/sites/provost.uiowa.edu/files/ncfdd.pdf

Thank you for assisting us in informing the campus community about these programs.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions:  diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu (email) or 335-3991 (phone).

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