As part of efforts to better serve university faculty, promote career growth and development, and to help build community, the Office of Faculty Affairs is proud to share with you several exciting events, workshops and information sessions.
For your convenience, we’ve listed them by series below. You’ll find:
- Event time/date and venue/modality information
- Registration information
- Audience (e.g.: non-tenure track faculty, specific faculty ranks, tenure track faculty, new faculty, department chairs, etc.)
We’ve included information about upcoming activities and opportunities in the following order:
- Promotion & Tenure Information Sessions
- Non-Tenure Track Faculty Workshops on Building a Career and a Community
- New Faculty and New Department Chair Check-Ins
- Department Chair Lunch and Shares
- Best Practices in Faculty Hiring Workshops
- Equity Minded Faculty Workload, Part II
- Coming Soon: Writing Accountability Groups
We will keep you informed of future opportunities via email, the Provost’s Office newsletter, and other communications channels. If you have any questions, please contact OFA at [email protected].
Promotion & Tenure Information Sessions
Promotion and Tenure Information Sessions for Tenure-Track Faculty
This session will take tenure track faculty through the various steps in the promotion and tenure process. Tenured faculty and administrators will share their perspectives on navigating the process. We will reserve plenty of time for a Q&A.
You only need to sign up for one session. All sessions will be held virtually. Register here for any session date.
Any changes in dates or times will be announced via campus email.
- Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
- Monday, Oct. 17, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Coming this Spring: Promotion Information Sessions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
These sessions will provide information on building strong dossiers and take faculty through the promotion process. Non-tenure track faculty and administrators will share their perspectives on navigating the promotion process.
NTT workshops will be held during the Spring 2023 semester, so keep an eye on your inbox for further details in the coming months.
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Workshop Series: Building a Career and a Community
Presented by the Office of Faculty Affairs, each workshop in this series will focus on specific groups of non-tenure track faculty, providing information and resources on growing careers, as well as an opportunity to meet colleagues with similar experiences. Ultimately, we aim to provide an environment that fosters the building of relationships that form communities.
Registration is required – please register at the relevant link below as soon as possible.
Please note that registrations are limited to only the category of faculty that corresponds with each of the listed dates.
All sessions are scheduled for Room 120 of Centennial Hall, subject to change. Any changes or additional sessions will be announced via campus email.
The Office of Faculty Affairs is providing virtual check-ins for new faculty and new department chairs respectively this academic year, providing an open space to build community, ask questions, and cover general information.
We’re including this information here so each audience can mark their calendars now. Registration links will be sent only to the faculty audience for which each event is open, a few weeks before each event.
New Faculty Check-Ins
The sessions for new faculty from academic year (AY) 2022-23 are open regardless of appointment type or rank.
- Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
New Department Chair Check-Ins
These sessions are for department chairs newly appointed during AY 2022-23.
- Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 10 to 11 a.m.
Department Chair Lunch and Shares
Department Chair Lunch and Share sessions will resume again for the 2022-23 academic year, providing chairs and administrators with the opportunity to discuss how the academic year is progressing, in addition to the latest developments in academic affairs. Registration links will be sent to chairs soon.
All events will be held virtually.
Department chairs, save the following dates:
- Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, 12 to 1 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, 12 to 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, 12 to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12 to 1 p.m.
Best Practices in Faculty Hiring Workshops
Hiring and retaining excellent faculty is one of the most important things we can do as an organization. To ensure that we set ourselves up for success, the Office of Faculty Affairs is excited to announce two Best Practices in Faculty Hiring webinars at the dates and times listed below.
Register for either session by clicking here.
- Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, 1 to 2 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, 10 to 11 a.m.
Equity Minded Faculty Workload, Part II
While this event is invitation only, we are sharing the following information in this email to inform the faculty community that we are continuing to work on this matter identified by the COACHE survey, and to let you know that we’ve created tools and are sharing the resources to empower your department chairs and other leaders to act on this very important issue. (You can read the action plan at this link and learn more about our progress here.)
Department chairs and other leaders will attend Part II of the Equity Minded Faculty Workload workshops to continue the conversation on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Those invited to Part II will receive an invitation with a registration link soon.
Coming Soon: Writing Accountability Groups
Are you interested in building or maintaining momentum in your research or scholarly writing? The Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs) program will offer a structured and supportive environment for interested faculty.
More information about how to apply for WAGs and event dates will be shared soon, but here’s information about WAGs:
• Involvement: WAGs will involve a combination of structured trainings on best practices in setting and meeting writing goals and small faculty peer groups to support you in implementing those best practices.
• Advantages: In addition to helping faculty make sustained progress on writing projects, WAGs provide the opportunity to meet new colleagues and develop supportive relationships beyond your department and college.
• Benefits: Participants in previous WAGs at Georgia State reported making sustainable changes in their writing practice that led to progress on books, articles, grants, and other professional goals