Workshops & Events

Faculty Development Program courses and workshops convene the academic community and build relationships across schools and divisions. Programming falls into six core categories: Scholarship, Promotion, and Tenure; Teaching; Mentoring; Leadership; Academic Leadership Series (primarily for department chairs); and the Academic Communicators Network. Additional featured events include sessions on general University life. The Faculty Development Program also highlights select events offered by the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation and other campus partners that may be of interest to academics.

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.

Spring Pedagogy Symposium

11:00 am–1:45 pm
Ida Noyes Library (1212 E. 59th St.)

This keynote address and discussion, hosted by the Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning, will focus on his research on imposter phenomenon and its relationship to mental health and academic outcomes among minoritized students.


Top 10 Tips for Delivering Dynamic Presentations

12:00–1:00 pm
Via Zoom

In this interactive session, you’ll learn 10 best practices, tips, and techniques that strong speakers use to feel comfortable addressing any audience. It will be led by Kristin Boeke-Greven, an award-winning speechwriter and presentation coach.


Writing a General Audience Book: Insights from Faculty Authors

3:30–5:30 pm
Quadrangle Club Library (1155 E. 57th St.)

Ever wonder how and why academics decide to write books for general audiences? In this session, three faculty panelists will share practical guidance on the editorial and publishing process and discuss how writing for different audiences has impacted their academic careers.