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Additionally, visit the Workshops & Events page at the University Center for Teaching and Learning for more training programs and a library of recorded workshops.
Also find lectures and other faculty development events and lectures at the Faculty Diversity & Development website.
During the Spring 2022 semester, the Office of the Provost hosted a monthly faculty development workshop series on key topics designed to inspire and support you.
How to Create Personal Effectiveness and Impact
WATCH: How to Create Personal Effectiveness and Impact
What skills and strategies can help each of us to be more effective in achieving our individual professional goals and having impact? This workshop features a panel of faculty from different units and disciplines who have each achieved professional success and had substantial positive impact through their scholarship, teaching, and service in a variety of roles and projects. They will share their views, advice, and strategies in a wide-ranging discussion of various aspects of personal effectiveness.
- Lillian Chong, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry)
- Yolanda Covington-Ward, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (Africana Studies)
- Carrie Leana, Katz Graduate School of Business
- Gayle Rogers, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (English)
- Sheila Velez Martinez, School of Law
- Michael Bridges, Center for Teaching and Learning
- Lu-in Wang, Office of the Provost and School of Law
Leading from Where You Are
Friday, March 4
WATCH: Leading from Where You Are
What does it mean to be a leader? How can you play a leadership role without compromising your other faculty responsibilities and professional goals? Are there leadership skills that anyone can practice and adapt to their own circumstance? Your title or position doesn’t make you a leader; rather how you build relationships, communicate, and ultimately influence others does. No matter your specific role in the University, you can use your voice to shape the future of Pitt and your own. In this session, we’ll talk about opportunities faculty have to build their leadership skills, and strategies for doing so.
- Cynthia Golden, University Center for Teaching and Learning
- Kevin Kearns, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
- Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Swanson School of Engineering
- Paul T. Harper, Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration
- Debora L. Miller, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy
- Anna Wang-Erickson, School of Medicine, Pediatrics
Don’t Leave Money on the Table!
Thursday, April 7
WATCH: Don't Leave Money on the Table
The purpose of this workshop is to equip you to maximize your University of Pittsburgh resources at every age and stage of your academic career.
- Vice Provost John Wallace, Office of Faculty Diversity and Development
- Duffy Hanna, President, HannaFinancial
- Elise Yanders, CFP®,CIMA® Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Greater Pittsburgh Region
- Fall 2021 Overview & Recordings
During the Fall 2021 semester, the Office of the Provost hosted a faculty development workshop series on Academic and Faculty Leadership. Links to recordings of each workshop are provided below.
Who Does What in Academic Leadership at Pitt?
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The academic operations of a large research university are expansive and include a wide range of activities and services. New and continuing faculty can come to this session to learn more about what members of our academic administration do, including the types of issues they handle and roles they play, as well as governance practices. Leave this session knowing more about how to navigate the University—where to take your questions and issues and how to find information you need to be successful.
Watch the workshop recording: Who Does What in Academic Leadership at Pitt?
For Your Consideration: Academic and Faculty Leadership
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Learn about the range of academic and faculty leadership roles across the University and why you might be interested in and well suited to a leadership position. Panelists will include faculty members who have held a range of leadership roles, from department to school/regional campus to University-level administration and within the University Senate. They will discuss what those roles entail, what skills they call upon, and what they have found rewarding and challenging in their various roles.
Watch the workshop recording: For Your Consideration: Academic and Faculty Leadership
How to Navigate the Path from Professor to Provost
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
What exactly is a provost? What do provosts do? Why would someone want to become a provost? What does the journey look like from professor to senior-level academic administrator? Ann E. Cudd, Pitt's provost at the time, participated in this engaging conversation to explore the topic. Over the course of her career, Cudd has been a professor of philosophy, a program director, a department chair, a vice provost, a dean, and provost and senior vice chancellor. John Wallace, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development, facilitated the discussion with Cudd to chat about her experiences, highs, lows, insights and recommendations for faculty and aspiring administrators interested in rising through the ranks of academic leadership.
Watch the workshop recording: How to Navigate the Path from Professor to Provost.
- Spring 2021 Overview
Sponsored by: Office of the Provost
Pandemic Pivots and Power Moves: Planning for the New Normal
March 31, 2021
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Office of the Provost Faculty Diversity Development team invites you to engage in a roundtable-style discussion with dynamic University of Pittsburgh women faculty members. Join the event at 11:45 a.m. for Coffee Chat networking. The program will begin at noon.
The Black Impact: Black Faculty and Administrators’ Influence on Black Student Success
Feb. 25, 2021
On Feb. 25 current and past Black faculty and administrators engaged in conversation about the impact of their various roles as they relate to Black student success at the University of Pittsburgh.
- 2020 Mini Workshop Series in Leadership
In this four-workshop series, the Faculty Team in the Office of the Provost and the Organization Development Team in the Office of Human Resources invite you to spend an hour with colleagues to learn about and discuss core leadership topics over a friendly and relaxed lunch-hour. All events occurred noon-1 p.m.
Holding Difficult Conversations
May 29, 2020
Debbie Good, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
Managers and the Paradox of Individual Privacy
June 5, 2020
Ray Jones, Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business; Director, David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership
June 12, 2020
Nisha Nair, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business
Managing in Uncertainty
June 19, 2020
Paul Klein, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
- 2019-2020 Workshop Series
2019-2020 Workshop Series
Interactions and Arrangements with Students Experiencing Mental Health Concerns
NOTE: This faculty development workshop was postponed.
Greg Siegel, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science
Christina Newhill, Professor of Social Work; Travis Labrum, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Moderated by Linda Tashbook, Foreign International Comparative Law Librarian
Effective Faculty Performance Reviews
Tara Harper O'Connor, Associate Legal Counsel
David Lebel, Assistant Professor of Organizations and Entrepreneurship
Innovative Assessment of Doctoral Student Mentoring - Making It Happen
Audrey Murrell, Acting Dean for the University of Pittsburgh Honors College
Joe Ayoob, Associate Professor of Computational and Systems Biology
Ann Thompson, MD, MCCM, Vice Dean, School of Medicine
Mentoring Relationships that Lead to Doctoral Student Success
Michael Sayette, Director of Graduate Studies, Psychology
Joel Brady, Program Supervisor for Graduate Student Initiative at Center for Teaching and Learning
Rachel Coombs, President, Graduate and Professional Student Government
Diversifying the Faculty
Dr. Leigh Patel, Associate Dean for Equity and Justice, School of Education