The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Faculty Professional Development Series to support the success of both pre-tenure and tenured colleagues. The series’ goal is to assist faculty members in developing skills and connecting with resources so they will thrive as teacher-scholars as well as have positive impacts on their students and disciplines.
All College faculty are invited to attend, with some sessions having more pertinence based on where people are in their respective careers. For instance, newer faculty might have a keen interest in knowing about available College resources, while established faculty may be more interested in the standards and processes for advancement to full professor. Other monthly sessions are designed to help faculty navigate emergent issues for today’s classroom challenges. All sessions will help faculty:
This series complements the mentoring activities that some 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 is predicated on active engagement. 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.
We also encourage CAS faculty to take advantage of the many teaching development workshops offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology: https://ctlt.illinoisstate.edu.
Contact Tony Crubaugh or call 438-5669 for additional information.
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