January 10 – Planning for Success
8:30-3 in the Chambers Center Garden Room

The Office of Teaching and Learning and the Vice Provost’s Office of Faculty Affairs will be offering a professional development event entitled Planning for Success: Prioritizing Your Research and Creating an Action Plan. This full day will be offered in three parts. You can join us for the whole day or any of the three sessions that works with your schedule.

9:00-11:00 – Session 1: The Mythical Notion of an Academic’s Flexible Schedule
11:30 – 1:00 – Session 1: Realistic Scheduling for Writing Projects
1:30 – 3:00 – Session 3: Thriving: Mapping Your Personal and Professional Goals for Success

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January 21-23 – 19th Annual Diversity Summit
Presenters and workshops at the 2020 Diversity Summit will highlight the tensions, and anxiety people feel in an election year. Through skill-building workshops, informative panel discussions, impactful lectures and inspiring events, attendees will be encouraged to consider the question of “How do we get to ‘WE’?”

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February 3 – Tenure and promotion recommendations should be ready for the approval of Deans, and recommendations must be forwarded to the Provost’s Office by March 30, 2020.  Please use new cover page.  All recommendations will be reviewed and presented to the Faculty and Educational Affairs Committee of the Board for review before final presentation to the Board of Trustees.  Final notifications should be completed by mid-June 2020.

February 11 – Legal Lunch and Learn for Faculty, Chairs, Directors, and Academic Leaders featuring Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel Paul Chan.  Noon to 1pm. Location to be advised.

February 14 – Workshop: Rethinking Mentoring, from 9am to 4pm in Maglione Room, Sie Complex, 5025.  DU is hosting this in conjunction with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

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February 21-  Provost Conference on Shared Governance featuring national expert on change, governance and leadership in higher education Adrianna Kezar, co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education and a professor of higher education at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, and Matthew Hartley, professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education whose research and writing focus on how colleges and universities are governed.

March 30 – Reminder that deans should send unit criteria defining unsatisfactory job performance and the rationale for the criteria to Kate by the end of winter quarter.