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Faculty Development

Welcome to Faculty Development

NTTO Orientation Group Photo 2017
New Tenure-Track Faculty: Resources and Responsibilities 2017

We welcome our new tenure-track faculty!

Faculty Focus Schedule -- Spring 2018


Successfully Recruiting and Mentoring Graduate and Doctoral Students

Dr. Eric Paulson, Associate Dean, Graduate College & Professor of Education and Dr. Sandy Rao, Assistant Dean, Graduate College & Professor of Journalism

Mon, Jan 29                         10-11am                                Alk 105/6

Promotion to Full Professor: Advice for Associate Professors

Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost

Wed, Feb 7                          10am-12pm                          Alk 105/6

Fostering a Campus Culture of Inclusion and Respect

Dr. Scott Bowman, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (and Faculty Senator) and Dr. Sherri Benn, Assistant Vice-President for Diversity/Inclusion

Date TBA                               Time TBA                              Place TBA

Effectively Searching for Funding

Ms. Evy Gonzales, Director of Strategic Research Initiatives, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and Ms. Jessica Schneider, Research Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts

Tue, March 6                        10-11:30am                          Alk 119

Reframing the Future: Revising Student Outcomes and Assessment

Dr. Beth Wuest, Associate Vice-President for Institutional Effectiveness

Date TBA (early April)         Time TBA                              Place TBA

Pursuing Funding from Foundations and Private Sources

Mr. Charles Vestal, Major Gift Officer, University Advancement, and Mr. Dan Perry, Assistant Vice- President, University Advancement

Tue, March 20                      11am-12:30pm                    Alk 105/6

Fulbright: An Overview of the Process

Ms. Daris Hale, Senior Lecturer, School of Music, Campus Fulbright Representative and Fulbright Ambassador

Thu, April 12                        2:30-4:00                               Place TBA

Integrating Research and Teaching Through Creating a Scholarly Agenda

Dr. Melinda Villagren, Professor of Mass Communication and Director, Center for Translational Research

Wed, March 21                     11:30-12:30                          Alk 105/6

Best Practices for the Provision of Accessible Instructional Materials

Mr. Dana Willett, Director, Office of Distance & Extended Learning (ODEL); Ms. Skyller Walkes, Director, Office of Disability Services (ODS); Ms. Stephanie Towery, Copyright and Distance Education Librarian

Date TBA                               Time TBA                              Place TBA


Dr. Bob McLean, Assistant Director of Faculty Development


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Catherine Hawkins, Director of Faculty

Christopher J. Herman, Administrative Assistant II: 512-245-2112 or