Faculty Workshops

Upcoming Events

During the Fall 2021 semester, the Office of the Provost is hosting a faculty development workshop series on Academic and Faculty Leadership. Please join us for one or more of the monthly sessions. 

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: A Conversation with Provost Ann E. Cudd
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Noon–1 p.m.
Via Zoom – Register through the University Events Calendar
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? Please join us for an engaging conversation with Pitt’s very own Provost Ann E. Cudd. Over the course of her career, Provost Cudd has been a professor of philosophy, a program director, a department chair, a vice provost and a dean. John Wallace, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development, will facilitate a discussion with Provost 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.
Additionally, visit the Workshops & Events page at the University Center for Teaching and Learning for more training programs and a library of recorded workshops.

Recent Events

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.

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

Divergent Thinking
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

Interactions and Arrangements with Students Experiencing Mental Health Concerns
April 2020
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
March 2020
Tara Harper O'Connor, Associate Legal Counsel
David Lebel, Assistant Professor of Organizations and Entrepreneurship

Innovative Assessment of Doctoral Student Mentoring - Making It Happen
February 2020
Audrey Murrell, Acting Dean for the University of Pittsburgh Honors College
Joe Ayoob, Associate Professor of Computational and Systems Biology

Me? Bias?
December 2019
Ann Thompson, MD, MCCM, Vice Dean, School of Medicine

Mentoring Relationships that Lead to Doctoral Student Success
November 2019
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
October 2019
Dr. Leigh Patel, Associate Dean for Equity and Justice, School of Education

2019 Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development

April 29 to June 12, 2019

The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development was created to offer University of Pittsburgh faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Whether it’s expanding your diversity mindfulness in classroom discussions or designing learning activities that incorporate a variety of perspectives, this institute is appropriate for any full- or part-time faculty member who wants to deepen their teaching practice.

For a complete list of the 2019 sessions and registration information, please visit the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development webpage.