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Faculty Development Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is now offering two programs to support the development and promotion of tenure-track and tenured faculty.

Junior Faculty Development Program

In an effort to support tenure-track faculty through the tenure and promotion process, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Junior Faculty Development Program will introduce participants to the resources of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and provide participants with other practical tips and information needed to be successful in their research, teaching, and service endeavors.

Sessions will cover a range of topics focused on strategic planning, productivity, work-life balance, and building healthy and supportive relationships.


Schedule

All sessions will be hosted online from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Navigating the Tenure and Promotion Pathway at UofSC

This session will cover the process, timeline, and expectations involved in successfully earning tenure and getting promoted at UofSC.

Register to attend this session.

Achieving Work-Life Balance

Using the NCFDD resources, we will explore strategies for achieving work-life balance in our academic lives, including tips on how to say "no"!

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Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students

Tips for helping your graduate students develop their strengths, work through challenges, and achieve excellence in their chosen fields.

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While all junior faculty in the College are welcomed to participate, CAS tenure-track faculty who are new to the University are strongly encouraged to attend. Participants who complete at least five of the six planned sessions this year will be given priority for a small number of fellowships to be awarded by the College for the NCFDD Faculty Success Program (FSP). More details on these fellowships will be announced later in the year.


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Mid-Career Faculty Development Program

In an effort to help associate professors prepare for promotion to full, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Mid-career Faculty Development Program will draw on the resources of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) in order to provide practical advice and resources for post-tenure faculty who are planning the next phase of their careers.

Aimed at helping participants make a smooth and timely transition from “junior” to “senior” faculty, sessions will cover a range of topics, including productivity, work-life balance, strategic planning, networking, assessment of promotion criteria and identifying good mentors.


Schedule

All sessions will be hosted online from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Fresh start: Putting your research and writing first in the new semester

In this session, we will talk about perseverance and strategies to respond to paper and grant rejections as one steps beyond the ‘early career’ label. Please come prepared to share strategies to carve out time for writing. 

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Work-life Balance

In this session, we’ll discuss the elusive ideal of “work-life balance” and talk about the importance of setting boundaries and saying ‘no’ without guilt. The life of an academic has some predictable peak times when balance may not be attainable (exams, grades due, grant deadlines, etc). However, taking time for self-care is important to recharge both your mind and body.  

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Wrapping Up

In this session, the facilitators will address your lingering questions and concerns and propose some strategies for maintaining your momentum over the summer months.

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While all associate professors in the College are welcomed to participate, post-tenure faculty who are beginning to work towards promotion to full are especially encouraged to attend. Participants who complete at least five of the six planned sessions this year will be given priority for one of several incentives:

More details on these incentives and how to apply for them will be announced later in the year. 


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