Seminars & Workshops

At Illinois, the Office of the Provost is committed to supporting the success of its faculty. Throughout the year, we partner with units across campus to sponsor faculty development activities and workshops designed to further enhance the effectiveness of faculty as scholars and teachers.

Academic Leadership Series

The Academic Leadership Series is designed for new and experienced executive officers who wish to engage in dialogue, share best practices, and discuss issues such as leadership, financial and strategic planning, and faculty development.

Annual Conference for Pretenure Women

In collaboration with the Provost’s Office at Purdue University, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence hosts an annual Conference for Pretenure Women. Since 2010, this conference has helped women not only achieve promotion and tenure but also develop career strategies and networks useful for moving into further promotions and into different academic areas. Although this conference focuses on women in pre-tenure and postdoc phases, the strategies and insights offered by speakers and other participants are useful for women at different points in their academic careers. Men are welcome to participate.

Annual Faculty Retreat

Coordinated by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, the Annual Faculty Retreat is intended to build on our collective knowledge about teaching and learning, share innovative ideas and approaches, and promote partnerships within and beyond the campus community.

Assessment Planning Workshops

The Office of the Provost offers several assessment planning workshops during the academic year to assist programs with their learning outcomes assessment work.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program

Led by the Committee on Executive Leadership, the BTAA offers an intensive Academic Leadership Program to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. The annual program allows five high-potential faculty to take part in three interconnected seminars emphasizing a specific topic, such as human resources and leadership, budget and resource management, and the future of the research university.

Illinois New Faculty Orientation (INFO)

The Illinois New Faculty Orientation is held at the beginning of each academic year for all faculty hired since August of the previous year. The day-long event will provide important information and advice to get you started at the University of Illinois.

Senior Leadership Retreat

The Senior Leadership Retreat is designed to acquaint newly appointed executive officers with university policies and procedures. It also provides a forum in which executive officers can meet with colleagues, share experiences, and gain knowledge of pertinent on-campus resources.

Thriving as an Associate Professor Series

The Thriving as an Associate Professor Series is designed to assist mid-career faculty in strategizing for a successful career.