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.
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.
Executive Women Leaders Conversation Group
The Executive Women’s Conversation Group at Illinois brings together faculty members and academic professional women from all over campus to build a supportive and inclusive community.
Faculty Women in the Classroom Conversation Group
The Faculty Women in the Classroom Conversation Group is a cohort-based, monthly conversation group jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). Each cohort is comprise of 25 women faculty from across campus, currently in the assistant and associate professor ranks, tenure-track and specialized, who are currently teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. One of the goals of this group is to provide a safe space for faculty women to engage in meaningful, honest, and thoughtful conversations on issues and concerns that impact faculty women in the classroom.
Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference
The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (FWCA) offers women of color who are faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, or undergraduate students a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country. Learn more, including how to apply for conference participation funding.
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.
Mentoring Matters @Illinois
Using the research-based curriculum, Entering Mentoring, the goal of this workshop series is to facilitate the process of becoming an effective mentor by providing an intellectual framework, opportunities to experiment with various methods, and a safe and confidential learning forum in which to solve mentoring dilemmas. Learn more.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Programs
Illinois is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The Center provides all Illinois faculty, post docs, and graduate students free access to a number of NCFDD’s programs and resources that deal with various aspects of academic life and professional development. Faculty can also participate in these programs at a discount. Learn more, including how to apply for program participation funding.
Purdue University Conference for Assistant Professors
In collaboration with the Provost’s Office at Purdue University, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence hosts an annual Conference for Assistant Professors (previously called Conference for Pre-tenured Women). Since 2010, this conference has helped pre-tenure faculty not only achieve promotion and tenure, but also develop career strategies and networks useful for moving into further promotions and into different academic areas. Learn more, including how to apply for conference participation funding.
Reading Day Workshops for Assistant Professors
The Reading Day Workshops for Assistant Professors are designed to provide junior faculty with the knowledge and skills that can enhance their careers at Illinois. These highly engaging, hands-on workshops feature a range of topics from opportunities for enhancing their ongoing research activities, to resources and strategies for achieving work-life balance, to understanding the promotion process at Illinois, to making the most of mentoring relationships, and many others.
Thriving as an Associate Professor Seminar Series
The Thriving as an Associate Professor Seminar Series is designed to assist mid-career faculty in strategizing for a successful career.
Through the Faculty Ranks Series
This series of workshops includes special topics that are of interest to a cross-section of faculty members across campus. Learn more.