Past Events

Virtual Provost Luncheon: The Post-Pandemic Professoriate: Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads by Design

Virtual Provost Luncheon: The Post-Pandemic Professoriate: Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads by Design

April 15, 2021 at Zoom

Many faculty experience dissatisfaction with their workloads and perceive an increased workload and challenges in work-life integration. Colleagues lack information about how work is divided and the workloads of their peers. Departments rarely engage in a transparent process for assigning workload commitments and this can be amplified across faculty rank and series. The unequal distribution

Project Management for Academics

Project Management for Academics

April 12, 2021 at Zoom

In this interactive workshop, attendees learn the basic principles, concepts, and tools of project management and how to apply those to academic projects, from dissertations to books to course design and preparation and beyond. Focusing on project management techniques that maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing burnout, rework, and overwhelm, this workshop provides concrete strategies

Think and Drink Event 4: What Could Addressing Workload Look Like at DU?

Think and Drink Event 4: What Could Addressing Workload Look Like at DU?

April 9, 2021 at Zoom

VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will prepare us to welcome Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, a leader in the field of workload equity research,

Think and Drink Event 3: What Are Concrete Strategies for Addressing Workload Inequity?

Think and Drink Event 3: What Are Concrete Strategies for Addressing Workload Inequity?

April 7, 2021 at Zoom

Co-hosted by Ryan Gildersleeve, Professor of Higher Education and Associate Dean Morgridge College of Education VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will

If I Knew Then What I Know Now Panel: Tips and Tricks for New Faculty

If I Knew Then What I Know Now Panel: Tips and Tricks for New Faculty

April 6, 2021 at Zoom

This panel is designed for faculty in their first year or so at DU. Panel members in their second year and beyond will share practical strategies that new faculty members can implement immediately that have made the difference in their approach to research, teaching, or service, strategies that new faculty members can implement immediately. After

Think and Drink Event 2: How Does Workload Inequity Develop?

Think and Drink Event 2: How Does Workload Inequity Develop?

April 2, 2021 at Zoom

VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will prepare us to welcome Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, a leader in the field of workload equity research,

Think and Drink Event 1: What Are Core Workload Issues?

Think and Drink Event 1: What Are Core Workload Issues?

March 31, 2021 at Zoom

Co-hosted by Dr. Hava Gordon, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor, Department of Sociology & Criminology. VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will

Developing and Running a Research Agenda and Publication Pipeline

Developing and Running a Research Agenda and Publication Pipeline

March 31, 2021 at Zoom

In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn strategies for developing an intentional, focused research agenda and tools for developing a realistic publication pipeline and timeline. The workshop will address how to build a research agenda that moves forward multiple projects in different phases of research (e.g. development, data collection, drafting, revising), how to effectively manage

Every Term Needs a Plan

Every Term Needs a Plan

March 31, 2021 at Zoom

Do you often start the term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this term? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this term? This workshop will help you identify

Seasonal Scholarship Refresher

Seasonal Scholarship Refresher

March 30, 2021 at Zoom

This interactive workshop is designed for those who attended the Seasonal Scholarship Retreat facilitated by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., on January 6th, 2021. The “Refresher” version reunites the group to check in on our progress (or struggles!) to move towards goals in 2021. Dr. Campbell is back to help us reflect on how we might adjust

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

March 29, 2021 at Zoom

The Seasonal Scholarship Retreat, facilitated by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., is an opportunity for academics to hit the reset button to achieve a creative and productive scholarship season. Together we will reflect on your goals and values as a creative and scholar, reflect on your research pipelines and projects, and create personalized structures for you to realize

A Workshop for Department Chairs: Productively Resolving Conflict

A Workshop for Department Chairs: Productively Resolving Conflict

March 5, 2021

Facilitated by Amit Mrig and Gary Meyer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Marquette University This session is devoted to resolving conflict and will help participants learn about their own tendencies and approaches to conflict management through a validated diagnostic instrument. Workshop participants will better understand the situational nature of conflicts and the need to remain flexible

Creating and Sustaining Your Mentoring Network

Creating and Sustaining Your Mentoring Network

February 22, 2021 at Zoom

In this interactive workshop, participants will develop an understanding of how mentoring can help advance their scholarly and/or professional goals and contribute to personal and professional flourishing. The workshop is focused on how to develop a mentoring network, including identifying one’s areas of mentoring needs, understanding the distinctions among advisors, mentors, and sponsors, identifying and

Cultivating Personal and Professional Flourishing as an Academic

Cultivating Personal and Professional Flourishing as an Academic

February 17, 2021 at Zoom

In this interactive workshop, participants will identify their core values and learn how to use those values to set goals, and develop their academic mission and vision. Participants will identify practices and strategies for developing and sustaining work-life balance and holistic well-being while enhancing professional productivity and achievement. Attendees will learn about the common limiting

Supporting Teaching and Professional Faculty: An Institutional Priority

Supporting Teaching and Professional Faculty: An Institutional Priority

February 5, 2021 at Zoom

  Join Provost Clark, Vice Provost Willink, and Resident Scholar for Teaching and Professional Faculty (TPF) Laura Sponsler to discuss the findings and recommendations of the TPF White Paper: “Institutionalizing a Culture of Respect for Teaching and Professional Faculty.” Following a discussion of the paper and current trends in higher education, the session will feature

Deadline to Submit Proposals for Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty

Deadline to Submit Proposals for Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty

January 25, 2021

The Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty (PROF) fund is a collaborative enterprise between the Faculty Senate, the faculty, and the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education. This fund supports scholarly/creative activity by the faculty in a manner that strategically enhances the reputation of the University, and that supports increased external funding for research,

Approaching Retirement Faculty Panel: Emerita/us Faculty

Approaching Retirement Faculty Panel: Emerita/us Faculty

January 21, 2021 at Zoom

DU’s first emerita/us faculty panel will take place on Thursday, January 21st at 4:00 pm. Chaired by former Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and organized by the Tenure-Track Faculty MOARS committee, it will feature Emerita/us Professors: Bill Cross, Morgridge College of Education Margaret Whitt, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Art Jones, College of Arts, Humanities &

Symposium Celebration: Creating Collaborative Department Cultures and Chairs

Symposium Celebration: Creating Collaborative Department Cultures and Chairs

January 8, 2021 at Zoom

We invite you to join us along with Provost Mary Clark to learn about the faculty-led Creating Collaborative Department Cultures and Chairs initiative on January 8th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Our DU faculty colleagues will share a year-end update on their efforts as part of the symposium implementation committees and we will discuss how these initiatives will continue moving

Winter: New Faculty Onboarding

Winter: New Faculty Onboarding

January 8, 2021

Welcome, new faculty! Faculty who have joined the DU community since August 2020, or who were hired earlier but missed the August orientation, are invited to attend the Winter New Faculty Onboarding session on Friday, January 8th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Offered in collaboration with the Office of Teaching and Learning and Human

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

January 6, 2021 at Zoom

The Seasonal Scholarship Retreat, facilitated by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., is an opportunity for academics to hit the reset button to achieve a creative and productive scholarship season. Together we will reflect on your goals and values as a creative and scholar, reflect on your research pipelines and projects, and create personalized structures for you to

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Mentoring Initiatives for Best Consideration

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Mentoring Initiatives for Best Consideration

January 5, 2021

Consider applying to be the inaugural Faculty Fellow of Mentoring Initiatives or nominating a colleague. Collaborating primarily with the VPFA, the Faculty Fellow will engage in activities to enhance mentoring offerings and programming and expand resources, training, and support across campus for tenure-track and teaching and professional faculty. This position institutionalizes the work of the

Every Term Needs a Plan

Every Term Needs a Plan

December 17, 2020 at Zoom

Do you often start the term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this term? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this term? This workshop will help you identify

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Chair and Director Training and Development for Best Consideration

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Chair and Director Training and Development for Best Consideration

December 15, 2020

Consider applying to be the inaugural Faculty Fellow of Chair and Director Training and Development or nominating a colleague. Collaborating primarily with the VPFA and the Chair Advisory Board, the Faculty Fellow will engage in activities to enhance Chair development offerings and expand resources, training, and support for Chairs and Directors. This position institutionalizes the

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal

December 4, 2020 at Zoom

For many academics, a book manuscript is key to earning tenure and establishing a scholarly identity. However, the path to academic book publishing can often be confusing, nebulous, and filled with scary myths and misperceptions. This workshop focuses on helping you to take the first steps toward getting your project into print. In this workshop,

Research at DU Update

Research at DU Update

November 5, 2020 at Zoom

Please join Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education Corinne Lengsfeld, along with the entire ORSP team, for an update on research at DU as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

Faculty Learning Community: Teaching and Professional Faculty Tools for Success

Faculty Learning Community: Teaching and Professional Faculty Tools for Success

October 30, 2020 at Zoom

The inaugural session of the Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Teaching and Professional Faculty Tools for Success was attended by 20 faculty. The purpose of the session was to begin building a community of teaching-scholars, identify the diversity of work settings, recognize and respond to the stress of this time and its impact on teaching, attend

The Narrative Arc: Mapping Your Tenure, Promotion, or Reappointment Statement

The Narrative Arc: Mapping Your Tenure, Promotion, or Reappointment Statement

October 26, 2020 at Zoom

The processes of promotion, reappointment, and tenure are consistent drivers of faculty stress, consternation, and insecurity. While faculty accomplishments accrue over years and often emerge through an organic process of growth and scholarly interest, the professional statement provides a strategic opportunity to guide your review committee in their analysis of your work. The statement should

Introduction to Library Programs and Resources: Virtual Coffee Hour for Faculty

Introduction to Library Programs and Resources: Virtual Coffee Hour for Faculty

October 26, 2020 at Zoom

University Libraries is hosting a Virtual Coffee Hour for faculty on Monday, October 26th from 10:00 – 11:00 am. The goal of the Virtual Coffee Hour is to introduce new faculty (and other interested faculty) to the programs and resources at the Anderson Academic Commons that support faculty teaching and research and also that provide

New Teaching and Professional Virtual Faculty Coffee Hour Hosted by the Symposium MOARS Teaching and Professional Faculty Committee

New Teaching and Professional Virtual Faculty Coffee Hour Hosted by the Symposium MOARS Teaching and Professional Faculty Committee

October 22, 2020

New Teaching and Professional Faculty (e.g., Clinical, Professor of the Practice) are invited to join representatives from the MOARS Teaching & Professional Faculty Team on Thursday, October 22nd at 10:00 am for a casual gathering intended to introduce new resources, provide an opportunity for networking, and address any lingering questions that you may have, now

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Campus Visit

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Campus Visit

October 18, 2020 - October 20, 2020

DU will undergo its comprehensive evaluation on October 19-20, 2020. Please share this information with your chairs/directors, faculty, and staff members (and read it yourself too!). There are Canvas Modules for individuals in a variety of roles to help prepare for the visit. Reading the self-study itself is the first step. Learn How to Prepare

Getting to Know ORSP: Grant Support, Human & Animal Subject Research, Biosafety, & Intellectual Property– Oh my!

Getting to Know ORSP: Grant Support, Human & Animal Subject Research, Biosafety, & Intellectual Property– Oh my!

October 15, 2020 at Zoom

New to campus and not sure where to start when it comes to your research? Whether you’re looking to transfer previous research to DU or secure new internal or external grant funding, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is here to assist you every step of the way. Learn more about how ORSP

Planning Your Quarter Webinar

Planning Your Quarter Webinar

September 23, 2020 at Zoom

Do you want to start the fall quarter with your personal and professional lives coordinated in the best way possible? This session is for you. Do you often start the quarter with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to make space for

Peer to Peer Solution Seeking Clinic (P2PSSC)

Peer to Peer Solution Seeking Clinic (P2PSSC)

April 28, 2020 at Zoom

The Chair Advisory Board is pleased to announce the second Peer to Peer Solution Seeking Clinic (P2PSSC). P2PSSC provides an opportunity for department chairs and directors to identify problems they are facing, and to collaborate with others in finding solutions. Using a consultatory model, small groups identify challenges for other groups to consider and provide

Instilling Equity and Inclusion in Departmental Practices

Instilling Equity and Inclusion in Departmental Practices

April 28, 2020 at Zoom

In conjunction with EAB, we will have a webinar where we will: Discuss how pressure from students and shifting demographics are driving a new urgency among academic leaders to prioritize both greater numerical representation of underrepresented groups among faculty and a more inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff. Determine how decisions, processes, and preferences

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