Providing pathways for development, promotion and everything in between.
May 2019 | Volume 2, Issue 9
In this issue
UMD's New Membership in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
The University is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring center with a community of over 450 colleges and universities. The Center is dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and providing on-demand access to member resources. A kick-off event was held on May 15 to share how this resource benefits faculty members, graduate students and postdocs at UMD, and to preview the available programs. We will continue to provide information on this resource during the summer. Don't forget to activate your membership!
UMD to Welcome New VP of Diversity and Inclusion
In March, the University named Georgina Dodge, PhD as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Dodge will work closely with senior leaders, faculty, staff, students and external constituencies to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and respect as core institutional values. She will be a member of the President's Cabinet, and work with the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Provost’s Council of Deans, and other senior leaders to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. As a first-generation college student, Dodge brings a unique perspective to Maryland as an individual who took an unconventional path to educational and professional success. Read more. Courtesy of UMD Right Now.
Summer Productivity Groups
Get your productivity flowing this summer by joining a focused writing group or workshop group, where members workshop their work in progress. Click here to get started.
Call for Applications: ADVANCING Professional Track Faculty
ADVANCING Professional Track Faculty (APTF) is a year-long peer network for professional track faculty, designed to provide opportunities for professional growth. APTF is now inviting applicants for its 6th year. Applications will be accepted now through June 15, 2019, or until the program is full. For more details, click here.
Summer Assignment - You@Work
With another semester in the rear-view mirror, now is a great time to take on that project you have never been quite able to fit in between teaching, research, and the minutiae of the standard workday: You.
The slower pace of the summer semester is an ideal time to assess where you are professionally, where you want to go, and what you may need to help you get there. The University of Maryland Thriving Workplace Initiative hosts a number of signature programs that can help you learn new strategies for workplace success: Read More
Awards| Recognition| Leardership Development
2018-2019 Professional Track Faculty Award Recipients
The PTK Excellence Awards were established by the Provost to recognize professional track faculty members for consistently excellent contributions in core academic areas: teaching, research, and service. For more information on the Award and past awardees, click here.
“Wild” Woman New Film Based on Professor’s Work Re-envisions Emily Dickinson’s Life
English Professor Martha Nell Smith’s 1998 book, “Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson’s Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson,” posited a passionate romantic relationship between the poet and her best-friend-turned-sister-in-law. The book has been adapted into a film, “Wild Nights with Emily,” now showing in theaters and starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Molly Shannon. Read more. Courtesy of Maryland Today.
Policy and Procedures
Tips and Resources
New Faculty Resources
As you begin to welcome new colleagues to campus this summer, be sure to direct them to our New Faculty Start Up Resources and Orientation information. This will provide useful details in advance of New Faculty Orientation on August 20-21.
3 Cool Tech Tools to Consider for the Digital Classroom
It is imperative that educators find new ways to incorporate technology to stay current. This can be done by considering tools and applications that will not only enhance a students’ educational experience but also support teaching and learning. Read more from Faculty Focus.
Program & Events
June 20 - Live Group Viewing - NCFDD Guest Expert Webinar: Moving From Associate to Full Professor (location details forthcoming)
August 13 & 14 - Academic Administrators Orientation and Refresher
August 20 & 21 - New Faculty Orientation
Newsletter Summer Hiatus
School's out and so are we! During the months of June-August, the Faculty Affairs newsletter virtual presses will be on summer break. New issues will resume in September 2019. Past issues are available on our website. If you have content ideas, please let us know. We hope you have an enjoyable summer!