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Faculty Development

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty offers development seminars for Vanderbilt faculty members on a variety of topics. Suggestions for future workshop topics are always welcome; click here to send us your ideas or questions. A list of past seminars can be found here. The Center for Teaching also offers a series of teaching workshops each semester.

Faculty Development Seminars - Spring 2014

Research Misconduct

Presenters: K. Arthur Overholser, Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering; Maria Garner, Associate General Counsel; Elizabeth Rapisarda, Assistant Provost for Research and Graduate Education
Wednesday, February 26th,11:30am – 1:00pm; Sarratt 220
Audience: Faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and any other employee involved in proposing, reviewing, performing, or reporting scientific research.

One can be completely ethical in the conduct and supervision of one’s research program and still be accused of research misconduct. The purpose of this seminar is to have a conversation among colleagues about establishing research practices to ensure that responsible conduct is evident. The panelists have all been involved, in various ways, in investigations of research misconduct at Vanderbilt, and will share their insights into the process. Senior Associate Dean Art Overholser will share the case study of a faculty member who was unfoundedly accused of scientific misconduct.

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Insights Into the Promotion Process

Presenters: Professors Kane Jennings (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering); Cindy Kam (Political Science); Kathryn Schwarz (English); and David Zald (Psychology).
Friday, March 28th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm; Sarratt 189
Audience: Faculty in University Central

This seminar will feature a panel of faculty who were recently promoted to the rank of Professor. The panel will share their experiences and provide insights and advice on how to navigate the promotion process. This panel will be moderated by Timothy P. McNamara, Vice Provost for Faculty and International Affairs.