Throughout the year, the Office of Faculty Affairs offers faculty workshops and programming. If you have questions, comments or recommendations for topics, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at email@example.com.
Fall 2019 Faculty Development Workshops
Tuesday, October 1, Noon – 1 p.m. | Alumni Hall 206
Demystifying the PTRC and the Tenure Process: A Discussion with Former PTRC Members
The University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee (“PTRC”) reviews school/college deans’ recommendations in favor of tenure or promotion for all candidates in A&S, Divinity, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Owen, and Peabody. The PTRC is charged with deciding whether the proper procedures have been followed and whether the candidate has satisfied the University’s tenure or promotion standards. Former PTRC members will offer insights and answer questions about the process based on their experiences. This panel will discuss tenure. This session is open only to pre-tenure faculty. Register here.
Kitt Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Chair and Professor of Economics
Carolyn Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Chair of Roman Catholic Studies and Professor of Theological Studies
Sean Seymore (Moderator), New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Professor of Chemistry
Tuesday, October 15, Noon – 1 p.m. | Sarratt 327
Supporting Effective Teaching in a Department
How can academic leaders support a department or school’s teaching mission? In this session led by staff from the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, participants will consider the ways that faculty members can refine their teaching skills over time as part of their ongoing professional development. Participants will also explore structures and resources that can be employed at the department or school level to foster teaching development in the service of greater student learning and student success. This session is open to department chairs, associate deans, program directors, and those who hold similar posts. Register Here.
Derek Bruff, Director, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching
Cynthia Brame, Associate Director, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching
Joe Bandy, Assistant Director, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching
Tuesday, October 29, Noon – 1 p.m. | Alumni Hall 206
Navigating Life & Professional Paths as a Scholar
Designed for junior faculty, this session will feature a panel of tenured full professors as they share their experiences of tenure and promotion – offering insight into the challenges, obstacles, and successes along this path. This will include a conversation on how to maintain a successful scholarly approach amid all the responsibilities and requests for faculty time and the emotional labor required to achieve set goals. Register here.
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science
Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History
Mariann Piano, Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law
Thursday, November 14, Noon – 1 p.m. | Alumni Hall 206
Leading without Power (Leadership Development)
The central question confronting an academic leader is how to lead a center, a unit, a department, a school, or a university when you don’t have power over your workforce. This session, which borrows heavily from multiple overlapping research literatures and nearly two decades of leadership experience, will tackle this provocative question.
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Chris Guthrie, Dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law
Monday, November 18, Noon – 1 p.m. | Alumni Hall 206
Promotion to Full: A PTRC Insider’s View
The University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee (“PTRC”) reviews school/college deans’ recommendations in favor of tenure or promotion for all candidates in A&S, Divinity, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Owen, and Peabody. The PTRC is charged with deciding whether the proper procedures have been followed and whether the candidate has satisfied the University’s tenure or promotion standards. Former PTRC members will offer insights and answer questions about the process based on their experiences. This panel will discuss promotion to full. This session is open only to tenured associates. Register here.
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Distinguished Professor of African American & Diaspora Studies
Gary Sulikowski, Stevenson Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Holly Tucker, Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities and Professor in French
Robert Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management
Faculty Search Committee Workshops
Engaging in a Successful and Inclusive Faculty Search
Thursday, Sep. 26 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Commons 235
Wednesday, Oct. 23 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Sarratt 216/220
Monday, Nov. 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Kissam C210A
This lunch workshop will discuss strategies to maximize the effectiveness of faculty searches. The conversation will give special emphasis to best practices when using Interfolio Faculty Search as well as focus on the impact of bias on the search process. Lunch is provided. This session is open to faculty currently serving on faculty search committees and is optional for those that have served in the past. Register here.
Fall Faculty Writing Sessions
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 27 | Sarratt 216/220
Friday, Oct. 11 | Alumni Hall 206
Friday, Nov. 1 | Sarratt 216/220
Friday, Nov. 15 | Sarratt 216/220
The Office of Inclusive Excellence is hosting a series of Faculty Writing Sessions. The sessions are part of a community-building initiative to offer a space where colleagues can enter into freely, dedicate personal time towards scholarship, and build a peer network across campus that can have a great impact on faculty engagement over time. Faculty are invited to use this time as motivation to work on personal projects that may be at any phase. The format includes time for light breakfast/networking and a short welcoming message before dedicated writing time (the main focus of these sessions).
All faculty and Post-Docs are welcome. Register Here!