Faculty Development

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Please join us for the Office of the Provost’s annual workshops for new department chairs, faculty leaders, associate deans, diversity search advisors, and faculty members participating in searches. These workshops are intended to orient and support new academic leaders and provide useful information to faculty involved in the important process of recruiting new colleagues.

FALL 2018

All sessions are held from 12-1:30 pm in College Hall Room 205. Lunch is provided. Click on the link for any session to register.


Latent Bias Overview

Recent research in psychology, neuroscience, and the social sciences has made strides in understanding how automatic processes in the brain shape our perceptions, our actions, and our decision-making.  Even individuals who hold egalitarian beliefs can unconsciously rely on stereotyping in the context of hiring, promotion, and everyday interactions with colleagues.  Within university, these biases can affect hiring, tenure and promotion, compensation and leadership opportunities, and mentorship of students and junior faculty.  Research also gives us insights into how we can override our biases to bring them more in line with our conscious values.  These sessions or some other School based orientation to bias research are required for faculty members involved in faculty searches, and recommended for anyone interested in best practices in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Friday, October 12  OR

Tuesday, October 23


Diversity Search Advisor Orientation

New Diversity Search Advisors are required to attend one of these sessions, which will cover the research on latent bias as well as an overview of the responsibilities of the DSA role.  Sessions are open to any DSA’s interested in attending a refresher session, or anyone who would appreciate a latent bias workshop and who is not able to attend the two previous ones for search committee members.

Friday, October 26  OR

Thursday, November 8


Our Office is willing to fund 50% of the cost of participation of a limited number of faculty members in these programs.  We invite you to consider the following:

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services):  The HERS program is a residential program in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania which takes place each summer (this year, from July 10 – 22, 2017).  HERS is open to women only, and focuses on women in faculty, staff, and administrative roles in higher education to further develop their leadership ability and management skills.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016, and applications are being accepted now.  The fee for tuition and meals is $7499 per faculty member.  (In the past, local participants have sometimes commuted to the program; there is also a housing option.) 

Aspen Institute’s Wye Faculty Seminar: The 2017 Wye Faculty Seminar on Citizenship in the American and Global Polity, modeled in the tradition of The Aspen Institute Executive Seminar, takes place from July 16-21, 2017 on their Wye River Campus on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The Seminar assists professors in relating their teaching to broad issues of citizenship in the American polity and beyond, by providing a forum to exchange ideas with colleagues from other colleges and other disciplines while probing ideas and values that underlie their teaching and the lives they lead as liberally educated persons. The application deadline is April 15, 2017.  The total fee including tuition, meals, and housing is $2,975 for each Fellow.

Salzburg Global Seminar: Salzburg Global Seminar has always invested in rising leaders as an essential part of long-term change management. Online and through events around the world, Salzburg Global nurtures ongoing relationships and engagement, and hosts vibrant cross-sector discussions to stimulate the exchange of new ideas and innovative practices. The Fellowship department is designed to serve Salzburg Global Fellows by helping them to reach broader audiences when communicating organizational and individual success stories and by connecting them with valuable new contacts in their region or thematic field, thereby creating long term collaborative hubs as drivers for global change. View their 2017 offerings at (deadlines for different programs vary).

ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine): The ELAM program offers an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health. The ELAM program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. ELAM's program fee is $13,600, which covers 19 days in session, distance learning activities throughout the fellowship year, course materials, faculty/facilitators, conference site expenses, continuing education fees, special events and most meals for the fellows. Applications are due on January 15, 2017. Nominations and recommendations are due January 29, 2017.

Please send the names and CVs of any faculty members you wish to nominate for this fee-splitting arrangement by the respective application deadlines to  Nominations must come with a letter of support or other communication of endorsement from the dean.