The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Faculty Professional Development Series to support the success of untenured tenure-track faculty. The first monthly meeting will be held September 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in Stevenson Hall 141 The series is meant to support faculty by helping them to develop skills and connect with resources so they will thrive as faculty and have positive impacts on their students and on their disciplines.
All untenured tenure-track College faculty are invited to attend, with those in their first or second year at Illinois State especially encouraged to do so. The monthly sessions will provide early-career faculty with opportunities to:
This series is a complement to the mentoring activities that some of the departments already sponsor for their faculties. The College series will concentrate on fostering the development of meta-level skills and knowledge in a group setting, while the departmental programs generally provide one-on-one opportunities to acquire crucial disciplinary knowledge and an understanding of departmental policies and procedures. The College Series is designed to be useful to individuals in disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and at various stages of early career development; its group format will allow discussion and other active learning activities. Every session will feature some practical information or experience that participants can take with them and apply immediately in their teaching, research, and service activity.