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.
2023-24 A&S Opportunities
Faculty are invited to submit applications for the following programs supporting faculty growth and advancement. One or more faculty members will be selected to participate in each program by the Dean and College Executive Committee.
Chronicle of Higher Education Strategic-Leadership Program for Department Chairs
- October 2 – 20, 2023, Multiple date and time options
- Internal application deadline: September 15, 2023
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
- January 21 – April 13, 2024
- Internal application deadline: September 15, 2023
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.
AAC&U Forum on Digital Innovation
Leveraging Innovative Digital Practices to Ensure All Students Learn and Succeed
- February 9, 2024
- Deadline to submit a proposal to present at the forum (not required): September 11, 2023
- Internal application deadline: November 15, 2023
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.
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)
Hanover Research Webinars for UND Faculty
Building Collaborative Teams September 11, 2023, 11 a.m.– 12 p.m. CST
You are invited to attend a grant professional development webinar put on by Hanover, sponsored by the UND Vice-President for Research office in coordination with Associate Deans for Research across campus. The focus of this webinar will be how to build and manage a project team that can develop and submit a competitive collaborative grant proposal. Topics covered will include identifying the right collaborators, obtaining commitments, transforming commitment to real buy-in, and working together as a team to build a strong collaboration.
Essentials of Competitive Proposals September 25, 2023, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CST
You are invited to attend a grant professional development webinar put on by Hanover, sponsored by the UND Vice-President for Research office in coordination with Associate Deans for Research across campus. This training will focus on the basics of grant writing, including an overview of how grantmaking works, what types of entities award funding and for what types of projects. It will also cover effective proposal development practices, including a breakdown of common grant application requirements and components, and how to best approach them.
Discussions for Chairs | Fall 2023: Empowering Chairs to Communicate & Connect
The Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) will continue its ongoing series of online discussions for the CCAS community; no registration needed, no fee. All sessions will be held from 3:00-4:00 pm Central time via the same Zoom link. Recording Note: Sessions will not be recorded to ensure a safe environment within which all can participate and to provide a space for candid discussion and reflection.
- Tuesday October 3: Difficult Dialogues: Strategies for Success supported by the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (DDNRC) at the University of Michigan
- Monday October 9: Mediation Skills for Conflict Resolution
- Thursday October 12: When the Chair's Not There- Lessons Learned from Appointing Chairs from Other Departments
- Monday November 13: Mentoring Programs for Marginalized and Underrepresented Faculty
- Tuesday November 14: Chairs Checking in- Networking in Breakout Groups by Discipline
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