Professional Development Seminars

New Faculty Coffee Hours

Join Associate Provosts Annmarie Cano and Boris Baltes for New Faculty Coffee Hours. These Coffee Hours are designed to be informal sessions during which first and second year new faculty can network with each other, share successes and challenges, and learn more about Wayne State resources and strategies for success. Coffee and pastries will be served.

Feb. 13, 2019

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Apr. 23, 2019

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Chair Chat

Join Associate Provosts Annmarie Cano and Boris Baltes and your Chair colleagues for light refreshments during Chair Chats. These informal sessions hosted by the Provost's Office will allow both new and experienced Department Chairs to network and share ideas and best practices with each other, and offer ideas for future career and leadership development programming. For some sessions, university representatives will be present to inform Chairs of new developments and to answer questions about university functions and units.

Feb. 1, 2019

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Mar. 22, 2019

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Seminars

Every Semester Needs a Plan

Jan. 10, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Join your colleagues for this popular NCFDD webinar to set ambitious and attainable goals for the semester. Participants will leave this workshop with a clear assessment and plan that includes realistic goals and expectations, clear milestones to assess achievement, and tips on how to re-evaluate as the semester progresses. This session is co-sponsored with Office for Teaching and Learning.

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Promotion and Tenure Panel Discussion
(Medical School)

Jan. 29, 2019
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

The Offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Research and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Topics may include:

  • What it means to be on tenure–track: point of view of your department; what a probationary period means
  • What to do: importance of mentoring with the right mentor; understanding the university
  • P&T process & preparing the case: external reviews & the role of the candidate; professional record; personal statement
  • Details on the assignment and where to go for help and advice: expectations on teaching, research and grants, and service

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Promotion and Tenure Panel Discussion
(Main Campus)

Feb. 7, 2019
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

The Offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Research and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Topics may include:

  • What it means to be on tenure–track: point of view of your department; what a probationary period means
  • What to do: importance of mentoring with the right mentor; understanding the university
  • P&T process & preparing the case: external reviews & the role of the candidate; professional record; personal statement
  • Details on the assignment and where to go for help and advice: expectations on teaching, research and grants, and service

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The Many Faces of Post-Tenure Success

Feb. 22, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

After achieving tenure and promotion, many faculty wonder "What's next?" Some answers include: Claim a new role in the discipline or in one's department, switch direction or delve into new scholarly work, or devote time to important pedagogical or service work. Join faculty and staff for a discussion on how to continue or regain momentum after earning tenure and promotion and ESS, including the importance of sabbaticals and professional leaves to recharge and retool one's career. This session is co-sponsored with Office for Teaching and Learning.

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Academic Leadership Perspectives

March 18, 2019
11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

What does it mean to be an effective academic leader? Do you need a title to be a leader? Join faculty and staff leaders to discuss these questions and begin to identify your own personal leadership perspective to guide your work. Participants will also learn more about the developing academic leadership academy that will be launched in Fall 2019 and if it is right for them.

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Bullying in Academia: Impacts on Women Faculty

March 27, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

After Professor of Communication and CFPCA Associate Dean Loraleigh Keashly shares her scholarly expertise in academic harassment scholarship, join the discussion on academic bullying behavior and how it affects women faculty. This is first of an ongoing series on faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Light refreshments will be provided. This session is co-sponsored with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Preparing for Parenthood on the Tenure/ESS Track

April 10, 2018
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This two-part session includes an overview of legal and contractual issues in preparing for parenthood. The first hour includes discussion of FMLA and "modified duties" as laid out in the WSU-AAUP contract. The second hour includes a panel and interactive discussion with faculty and staff who will share the everyday challenges and rewards of parenting on the tenure-track. Come for one or both sessions. This session is co-sponsored with Office for Teaching and Learning.

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Every Summer Needs a Plan

May 8, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This popular NCFDD webinar will be a jumping off point for setting ambitious and attainable goals for the summer. Participants will leave this workshop with a clear assessment and plan that includes realistic goals and expectations, clear milestones to assess achievement, and tips on how to re-evaluate as the semester progresses. This session is co-sponsored with Office for Teaching and Learning.

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