Reading Day Workshops for Assistant Professors

These workshops are designed to provide junior faculty with the knowledge and skills that can enhance their careers at Illinois.

Reading Day Workshops for Assistant Professors are highly engaging, hands-on workshops that 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.

Making Your P&T Dossier Speak for Itself

In this workshop, we will discuss the requirements and strategies for preparing your dossier for Promotion and Tenure. You will also have an opportunity to engage in small group discussions with experienced colleagues and gain valuable information and advice as you position yourself for successful P&T.

Who should attend? Full-time assistant professors, tenure-stream, and specialized faculty

Workshop Goals:

  • Acquaint participants with the dossier preparation requirements at Illinois.
  • Provide an overview of processes used to review dossiers by P&T committees.
  • Share tips, strategies, and resources for writing research, teaching, and service statements.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:30-11:00 AM
Illini Union, Room C
1401 West Green Street, Urbana

Register here before April 23, 2018.

If you register for a session and later become unavailable to attend, or if you have questions, please e-mail provostevents@illinois.edu.


i-Primer on Media Relations:
Sharing Newsworthy Research with the News Media

In collaboration with the Office of Public Affairs, we host this highly engaging, hands-on workshop for assistant professors.

Our campus news media specialists will help faculty gain practical skills on how to work with campus communicators and prepare for an interview. Faculty will have a chance to practice their interviewing skills on camera and learn from each other on how best to get their message across to a broad audience. Two sessions are offered on Reading Day for the Fall 2017 semester.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:00-11:30 AM
I-Hotel & Conference Center
Chancellor’s
Ballroom (located near the hotel’s main entrance)
1900 South 1st Street, Champaign

Thursday, December 14, 2017
1:00-3:30 PM
I-Hotel & Conference Center
Chancellor’s
Ballroom (located near the hotel’s main entrance)
1900 South 1st Street, Champaign

Register for one session only. Given the individualized format planned for this workshop, a limited number of seats is available per session. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If a session fills to capacity, you will be added to the wait list. You will be notified by December 7, 2017 if space becomes available.

If you register for a session and later become unavailable to attend, please let us know before December 7, 2017 so that we can accommodate your colleagues on the waiting list.


Please contact provostevents@illinois.edu with any questions about these workshops.