OFD Announces Fall Programming for Faculty
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) has announced their Fall 2021 semester schedule of programs and events. In accordance with the mission of OFD, this programming is designed to support all faculty at every career stage through workshops and resources for their successful onboarding, research/creative work, scholarly writing, mentoring networks, leadership skills and career advancement.
Michelle Budig, senior vice provost for faculty affairs, says, “It is wonderful to see familiar and new faculty faces, behind their masks, on campus! OFD acquired new skills and expanded programming during the past 18 months. Building on this, OFD staff and faculty fellows are excited to offer a mix of virtual and face-to-face workshops this fall. We look forward to continuing to support the success of our amazing UMass faculty.”
OFD Fall 2021 Workshops and Programs for Faculty:
Research Administration Workshop Series:
Hosted by the Office of Research Administration and the Office of Faculty Development.
Faculty Supporting Students:
Where to Go for Help with Responding to Graduate Students’ Emotional and Behavioral Concerns Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Zoom
Where to Go for Help with Responding to Undergraduate Students’ Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
Oct. 22, 12:30-1:45pm - Zoom
Hosted in collaboration with the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), the Dean of Students Office (DOSO), the Graduate School, the Ombuds Office and Undergraduate Student Success.
Effectively Recovering from the Pandemic Disruption
This workshop will be offered twice this fall:
Sept. 14, 10-11:15 a.m. - Zoom
Nov. 16 1:30-2:45 p.m. - In person, Location TBA
Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and the College of Natural Sciences.
Sustainable Careers: Wellbeing Workshop for Faculty
Nov. 1, 10 -11:30 a.m. - W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601
Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, Workplace Learning and Development and the College of Natural Sciences.
These workshops are designed to assist mid-career faculty with sabbatical planning; the transition to associate; scholarly and research productivity; and leadership skills.
Funding for Mid-Career Faculty Advancement
Oct. 4, 1:15-2:45 p.m. - ILC 400, Integrated Learning Center
Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development in collaboration with the Institute of Social Science Research, the Office of Foundation Relations and the Office of Research Development.
Successfully Navigating the Transition to Associate Professor
Nov. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. - Location TBA
Creating Your Associate Professor Faculty Development Plan
Dec. 9, 1-2:30 p.m. - Location TBA
First Year on Campus:
The First Year on Campus Series (FYOC) is geared to faculty in their first two years on campus. Each month, early career faculty from across campus gather for a facilitated session on a particular area of interest. Sessions include interactive activities, presentations and discussion among colleagues.
First Year on Campus
Sept. 10, 9-10:30 a.m. - Outdoors, UMass Hotel Patio
Priorities, Planning and Time Management
Oct. 1, 9-10:30 a.m. - W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601
Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development in collaboration with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Developing a Mentor Network
Nov. 5, 9-10:30 a.m. - W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601
Teaching Effectiveness - Course Reflection Strategies for the Busy Professor
Dec. 3, 9-10:30 a.m. - W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601
Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Faculty Development.
Scholarly Writing and Support:
Supporting your scholarly productivity is core to the OFD’s mission. Our Scholarly Writing Retreats and Workshops offer community, connection and accountability for faculty.
Writing Accountability Session (Zoom)
Sept. 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
Oct. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Nov. 17, 10-11:30 a.m.
Dec. 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
Time to Focus: Working Accountability Session (Zoom)
Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monthly Scholarly Writing Retreats (Faculty Commons - 26th Floor of the Library)
Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.