Academic departments and deans offices provide the most direct support of faculty research, through conference travel funds, new-equipment acquisitions, journal subscriptions, and book purchases. To supplement this support, Academic Affairs offers opportunities for collegial encouragement and mentoring through regular writing retreats and our ongoing Finding the Path to Full initiative.
Finding the Time: Faculty Writing Retreats
Intensive writing retreats (a.k.a., boot camps) in those nooks and crannies of the academic year – fall break, early January, spring break, late May, summer. Intensive daylong writing sessions with breaks for food, community, and perhaps a bit of healthy griping. Come with an achievable goal and good attitude. We’ll do the rest. Retreats held at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. Sign up in advance with the Office of Academic Affairs so that we can make arrangements. More information, including schedule.
Finding the Path to Full
Support group and strategy sessions for faculty who wish to pursue promotion to full professor. Includes two respected senior faculty mentors who understand various Associate traps. Co-mentors: Mary Lowe (Physics) and Jean Lee Cole (English). More information.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
We also partner with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to ensure that faculty are aware of junior and senior sabbatical opportunities, summer research grants, and external grant possibilities.
If you have an idea for a program or need, contact Cindy Moore, associate vice president for undergraduate academic affairs and faculty development.