Faculty Development

Upcoming Workshops Hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity and IDEA

Re-Thinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support, and Accountability

October 13 from 2 to 4 pm
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Free and open to all faculty, graduate students, and postdocs.

Re-Thinking Mentoring is designed to start a new type of discussion about mentoring by describing the common problems that pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty members experience and why traditional mentoring programs fail to meet those needs. We propose an alternative framework for mentoring that focuses on needs assessment and shifts the idea of mentoring from a relationship between two faculty members towards building a broad network of support, community and accountability. The virtual workshop concludes with a presentation of best practices in mentoring pre-tenure, under-represented and mid-career faculty. 

Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo at Mid-Career

October 26 from 2 to 4 pm
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Free and open to all faculty, graduate students, and postdocs.

This workshop will outline the most common issues mid-career faculty face and provide participants with strategies for identifying where they are stuck and how to move forward in their intellectual projects. Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn the most common challenges mid-career 
  • faculty face Identify the specific technical errors, psychological obstacles, and external challenges that are holding them back
  • Create an individualized diagnostic plan to move forward in their intellectual projects

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The University of Minnesota is proud to be an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) since 2016. NCFDD is a nationally recognized center dedicated to helping faculty, post-docs, and graduate students make successful transitions throughout their academic careers. NCFDD provides professional development and mentoring through a host of resources that are applicable across all fields of inquiry. Learn more about NCFDD and activate your University of Minnesota institutional membership

NCFDD Faculty Success Program

The highly acclaimed Faculty Success Program is an intensive virtual boot camp offered through NCFDD that combines empirically tested methods, coaching, peer discussions, and accountability tools to help academics thrive in their careers and achieve healthy work-life balance. A session of the FSP runs in the spring, summer, and fall. Learn more and apply