Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

This Faculty Life

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Monthly Conversations about Life in the Profession

Regular conversations about faculty life to build community and collective mentoring as colleagues adjust to life at Loyola, in the profession, and around the Baltimore region. For first-year faculty, these conversations also serve as a yearlong orientation and complement the individual pairing in the campus mentoring program.

Open to all tenure-track faculty and newer affiliate faculty, unless otherwise noted.

  Fall 2016

Sep 9

2-3 pm

CC 107

 

 

Mentoring Kick-Off: Setting Goals, Sharing Needs

(1st year TT faculty, mentors)

Meet-and-greet among mentor pairings, Library liaison, and research support. Followed by the First Faculty Assembly at 3 pm.

Mentor pairings assigned in advance—expect an email from Brian Norman.

Suggested prep: Read Boice, “Introduction: Why New Professors Need Timely Advice”

Sep 29

12:15 -
1:30 pm

CC114

 

 

Teaching at Loyola: From Surviving to Thriving

Seasoned faculty share tips and strategies on what works and what doesn’t, and perhaps what it means to teach at a place like Loyola.

 Participants

Birgit Albrecht, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Associate Professor of Education-Curriculum & Instruction

Thomas McCreight, Associate Professor of Classics

Suggested prep: Read James Lang, On Course, “Week Six.”

Or, read Tim O'Brien's, S.J., piece for students on "7.5 Tips to Survive and Thrive at a (Jesuit) College."

 

Nov 18

3 - 4:30 pm

Cohn 133

 

 

The Tenure and Promotion Process: Myths and Facts

Panel of recent BRT members, Deans, and Academic Affairs leaders.

Moderator: Brian Norman, Associate VP for Faculty affairs and Diversity

Academic Administrators: Amy Wolfson, VPAA; Kathy Getz, Dean, SSBM; Josh Smith, Dean, SoE; Amanda Thomas, Dean, LCAS

Recent BRT members: to come

Suggested prep: Review Rank and Tenure Policy Statement (Faculty Handbook, Appendix B)

CANCELED

Dec 7

12 - 1 pm

CC 105

 

Scholar-Teachers: Finding the Time and Space for Publishing Success 

Insights from a journal editor and successful faculty scholars.

         participants TBD

Suggested activity: Sign up for the Study Day Faculty Writing Retreat.

     
 Spring 2017

Jan 20

2 - 3pm

CC 105

 

Work-Life Balance: From Surviving to Thriving in the Profession

Seasoned faculty and academic leaders provide tips for achieving work-life balance, that elusive ideal of the modern university. The art of saying yes and no, navigating family commitments, finding one’s place in the profession, and getting a life. HR representative on hand to talk about relevant programs and policies.

                      

         Participants TBD

Suggested mentor activity – Check in on annual goals. 

Other tips:

  • Check out this brief essay on prioritizing before the semester gets busy (again), by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, a faculty development professional.
  • Check out this brief essay on taking a scholarly approach to work-life issues, by Elizabeth H. Simmons, a Dean.
  • Sign up for a Faculty Writing Retreat this semester.
     

Feb 13

12:15 - 1:30 pm

CC 114

 

Dossier Building

Q&A with a mentor, a Chair, and other seasoned faculty on building dossiers as both ongoing professional practice and a document for the purposes of review.

         participants TBD

Suggested prep: Consult the Tenure Dossier Library in Academic Affairs (JH120), Academic Portfolio books in the Faculty Development and Diversity library (BE311), and dossier guidelines in the Faculty Handbook.

     

March 23

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Sellinger VIP lounge

 

Grant-Seeking and the Tenure-Track Research Leave

Tips and strategies, with Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and some successful grant-getters on faculty.

          Nancy Dufau, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

faculty participants TBD

Suggested prep: Consult opportunities through the ORSP.

     

April 26

12:15 - 1:30 pm

CC 114

 

Year Seven and Beyond: Life after Tenure

(Open to all TT faculty and faculty mentors)

 Lunch with recently promoted colleagues and mentors on success beyond tenure, in the profession and in life.

      faculty participants TBD

Suggested mentor activityGoals for the summer and coming year.