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Future Faculty Workshops

A workshop series for the next generation of faculty. Sponsored by the offices of the Provost and Faculty Development and Diversity.

Designed collaboratively by faculty from each of the University's schools, this workshop series aims to prepare the next generation of faculty and to give Rochester graduates and fellows a competitive edge in the academic marketplace. It offers information and hands-on experience with aspects of faculty life not traditionally part of the graduate curriculums, including innovative teaching, assessing learning, diversity and inclusion, and employing technology in teaching.

Please contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator, at (585) 273-2571 or with any questions or to RSVP.

October 23, 2017

Publish and Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar

9:00am - 12:00pm | Whipple Auditorium, URMC Room 2-6424

Attend this spirited and informative morning session led by author and scholar Tara Gray, and learn how to increase your productivity by a factor of three: write prose that is clearer, better organized, and more compelling.


Ten Ways to Manage Your Time

1:45pm - 3:45pm | Whipple Auditorium, URMC Room 2-6424

This session will assist you in developing strategies and concrete practices to open up some “space” in our lives in which we can reflect, consider the long term, and function more productively in our daily lives.

November 15, 2017

Teaching Fundamentals: Tools to Demystify Course Planning and Assessment

11:30am - 2:00pm | Feldman Ballroom, River Campus

Complimentary lunch 

Learn how to set learning objectives, build course plans, and assess learning during this interactive worksh0p. Participants will develop sample course maps, test blueprints and Assessment Tracking Maps in order to document progress for student learning and personal goals.


December 5, 2017

An Introduction to Mindfulness

11:30am - 2:00pm | Location TBD

Complimentary lunch

Empower yourself! Learn techniques that awaken your body and mind, making you fully present in the moment and aware of your emotion while reducing anxiety and stress.


January 30, 2018

Understanding Research Impact

11:30am - 2:00pm | Location TBD

Complimentary lunch

In this interactive workshop you will learn how to manage your scholarly identity and boost your research impact. Learn time-saving strategies and get an introduction to the tools the University of Rochester has in place to connect you with colleagues, discover collaborators, manage research data, find funders, and expose your work to new audiences.


February 15, 2018

When Students are Struggling, Troubled, or Troubling: Sources of Insight and Assistance

11:30am - 2:00pm | Location TBD

Complimentary lunch

Gain perspectives from University experts on how to recognize the signs of distress, when to seek outside support, understanding the legal issues involved when handling difficult situations, and how to be a source of effective suport.


March 26, 2018

Exploring (Dis)abilities and Academia

11:30am - 2:00pm | Location TBD

Complimentary lunch

This session will be led by scholar Diane Wiener, PhD, Director of the Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center. The Center is the first of its kind to be located in a student-affairs division rather than a disability services office.


Past Events

August 24, 2017

Unconscious Bias and the Impact on Our Academic Environments

11:30am - 2:00pm | Staybridge Suites

Complimentary lunch served 11:30am - 12:30pm

Unconscious or implicit bias affects everyone and can have a significant influence on our attitudes and behaviors. Unconscious bias can influence key decisions in the workplace and contribute to inequality in recruitment, promotions, and performance appraisals of students and colleagues. This workshop will provide participants with knowledge about bias, the impact of cultural norms and work values on our academic environment, and strategies for reducing bias in the workplace.

October 11, 2017

Understanding the Faculty Role

12:30pm - 4:30pm | Evarts Lounge, Helen Wood Hall

Complimentary lunch

Gain a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of academic careers, hear alumni perspectives on transitioning from graduate student to faculty member, learn of discipline-specific expectations and challenges in the job search, including building a CV and preparing to interview.