Workshops & Events

Faculty Development Program courses and workshops convene the academic community and build relationships across schools and divisions. Programming falls into six overlapping categories: Scholarship, Promotion, and Tenure; Leadership; Teaching; Academic Leadership Series; Academic Communicators Network; and Wellness. 

Stay informed about events and opportunities to learn and build community. Our Campus Community page, as well as the University’s events calendar, will inform you about other events happening on and near campus. 

Upcoming events are listed below. Click on session titles for full program descriptions and to register.

Creating Accessible and Inclusive Remote Environments

2:00–3:00 pm
Zoom

This pedagogical session focuses on elements of accessibility and inclusion that are relevant to teaching and learning.

Mar.
1

Developing an Executive Presence to Interview and Succeed in Your Role

10:00–11:30 am
Zoom

Learn how to develop a strong and effective executive presence.

Mar.
3

Op-ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom

Learn how to develop your ideas into general audience op-eds. This session will provide an overview of best practices for op-ed writing and offer tips for increasing your chance of acceptance by major publications. We’ll also discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected op-ed publication and share how your writing can stand out on this competitive topic.

Mar.
4

Mentoring Graduate Students: Maintaining Effective Communication

11:00 am–12:30 pm
Zoom

Develop the skills needed to provide ongoing and successful mentoring of graduate students.

Mar.
11

Powerful Presentation Skills: Tips and Tools

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom

Learn how to effectively communicate about your research and scholarship with conviction, confidence, and clarity.

Mar.
16

Searching for Excellence: Faculty Search Training

11:00 am–12:30 pm
Zoom

Attend a faculty search training program offered through the Office of the Provost. Learn about resources for faculty hiring. Based on behavioral science research and best practices from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, this training provides concrete, actionable steps to improve the faculty search process. This session will be led by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office for Affirmative Action.

Mar.
17

Publishing Your Book with a University Press

3:00–4:15 pm
Zoom

University of Chicago Press editors Elizabeth Branch Dyson and Alan Thomas will discuss the changing landscape of scholarly book publishing, share tips on book proposals and submission protocols, and take attendee questions.

Mar.
18

Mentoring Graduate Students: Mentoring Across Difference

11:00 am–12:30 pm
Zoom

This workshop will focus on the benefits and challenges of individual differences in the academic environment.

Apr.
1

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