Opportunities for Faculty
The College of Arts & Sciences values and is invested in its faculty.
The College supports a variety of faculty development opportunities both internal and external to the university.
AAC&U Forum on Digital Innovation
2023-24 Awardee:Justin Montigne
Leveraging Innovative Digital Practices to Ensure All Students Learn and Succeed. AAC&U’s Forum on Digital Innovation is a one-day, online event for faculty who have an interest in emerging technologies shaping higher education. The forum will be highlighting open learning practices and ePortfolios while also exploring the full range of evidence-based approaches, innovative strategies, and emerging domains that support and facilitate the goals of learning, equity, affordability, and access in higher education. This event will offer interactive, concurrent sessions and workshop opportunities for participants. It will highlight a range of faculty development approaches, leadership strategies, and student voices that are being leveraged successfully to prepare and facilitate campus utilization of established and emerging technologies, including those that serve as disruptors of current practice.
Chronicle of Higher Education Strategic-Leadership Program for Department Chairs
2023-24 Awardee: Emily Cherry Oliver
This comprehensive virtual leadership series for department chairs will kick off with strategy workshops to identify shared challenges. The second week consists of six seminars focusing on topics including national trends in higher education; the higher education business model; departmental culture; enrollment and retention; and conflict mitigation. The series will round out with implementation workshops to review the concrete knowledge gained from the preceding weeks’ programming and apply it to an individual development plan to put new skills into practice.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program
This 12-week online program helps non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty develop the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Faculty Development Watch Parties
Join fellow A&S faculty to attend virtually together these presentations.
February 2024: Mastering Academic Time Management
- Facilitated by Alena Kubatova
- February 20, 2024 at 2:30 pm
- Memorial Union 340
March 2024: The Art of Saying No
- Facilitated by Daphne Pedersen
- March 13, 2024 at 2:30 pm
- Memorial Union 139
April 2024: Overcoming Academic Perfectionism
- Facilitated by Soojung Kim
- Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 2:30 pm
- Memorial Union 340
Associate Dean Development Series
In support of the college mission to provide professional development opportunities for faculty, Dr. Jeff Weatherly led a series of discussions focusing on issues often overseen by an Associate Dean. The series may be of interest to Arts & Sciences faculty who might have a future interest in serving as an Associate Dean or have a particular interest in one or more of the topics being discussed. Faculty can access recorded sessions via Blackboard (Organization: College of Arts & Sciences Faculty/AD Development).
- Academic Program Reviews & Assessment Reports
- Faculty Evaluations from the College Perspective
- Course Enrollment Review and Expectations
- GTA & Graduate Tuition Waiver Allocations
- Self-Paced, Enroll-Anytime Courses
- Student Grievances
- Page 2s/Faculty Position Descriptions
- Student Recruitment
- Student Advising and Probation/Suspension/Dismissal
Faculty are invited to submit applications for programs supporting faculty growth and advancement each fall. One or more faculty members will be selected to participate in each program by the Dean and College Executive Committee.
Application currently closed. Watch for opportunities in the 2024-25 academic year.
Information you'll need for the online application:
- What is your current role at UND (allocation to teaching, research, service, administration)?
- Indicate two short term goals in your position (to be accomplished over the next year or so).
- Indicate two longer term goals (to be accomplished over the next two or more years).
- Please describe your primary reasons for wanting to participate in this program. How might this experience help you meet the goals identified above? (200 words or less)