Office of the Dean

Opportunity to apply for Faculty Success Program funding

December 7, 2016

Dear Faculty,
 
We are pleased to announce an opportunity for faculty to participate in a professional development workshop called the Faculty Success Program. This is a signature program of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Duke became an Institutional Member of the NCFDD in November.
 
About the Program
The Faculty Success Program is a 12-week Bootcamp where you will learn to:

  • Understand the common time challenges scholars face in balancing research, teaching, and service with home life
  • Avoid the most common time management mistakes faculty make
  • Develop a consistent daily writing routine to increase research productivity
  • Learn why and how to align work time with institutional priorities, personal values, and long-term goals
  • Develop a network of support and accountability for academic writing
  • Create a local network of mentors for long-term success

For more details: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?FSProgramDescription
 
There will be three sessions in 2017. The spring session is full, but we encourage you to apply for the summer or fall session.
 
Limited Number of Sponsorships Available
Tuition for the Faculty Success Program is $3,950. To encourage broad participation, the Dean’s Office will provide full tuition for two faculty members from each division (6 faculty members total) in 2017. Participants will be chosen through a competitive internal selection process managed by the A&S Council Faculty Council.
 
Summer Session
To be considered for funding for the summer session, please submit the following materials to Angela Latta (angela.latta@duke.edu) by January 31, 2017:

  • Your CV
  • A brief statement (one page) of what you expect to achieve through your participation in this program

Applicants will be notified of the internal selection decision in early February.
 
Fall Session
Application procedures for the fall session will be announced at a later date.
 
Sincerely,
 
Valerie S. Ashby
Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
 
Anita Layton
Chair, A&S Faculty Council
Robert R. & Katherine B. Penn Professor of Mathematics