Lawrence offers a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development.  Every faculty member is encouraged to participate in a few each year to connect with colleagues and grow as a professor.

Programs for new faculty are on the New Faculty Mentoring web page.

Lawrence Programs & Events

Faculty development opportunities are offered by the Dean of Faculty Office, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Pedagogy Task Force, and the Director of Advising (Title III project).  Upcoming events are listed below.

More community conversations, interest groups, and activities for the Lawrence community can be found on the web pages for Diversity & Inclusion and Spiritual & Religious Life and Wellness & Recreation.

Winter 2017

Th Jan 19 Rethinking Mentoring with Mindi Thompson, National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (11:10-12:20, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsors: Diversity & Inclusion, Dean of Faculty)
Fr Jan 27 Cultural Competency Lecture Series: Accessibility with Meghan Lally, Accessibility Services Coordinator (11:30-12:30, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsor: Diversity & Inclusion)
Th Feb 9 How College Works and How It Can Work Better with Dan Chambliss, Hamilton College, co-author of How College Works (Harvard UP, 2014) (9:00-12:00 & 2:00-4:00, Runkel Room; Sponsor: Director of Advising [Title III project])
We Feb 15 Learning at Lawrence: Introduction to the Annual Budget Process with Jenna Stone, Executive Director of Budget and Planning (1:10-1:50, Cinema; Sponsor: Human Resources)
Tu Feb 21 Critical Issues Forum: What is Race? with Kimberly Barrett, VP for Diversity & Inclusion (11:00-1:00, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsor: Diversity & Inclusion)
Th Feb 23 Applying the Rethinking Mentoring Model follow-up session with lunch provided (11:30-12:30, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsors: Diversity & Inclusion, Dean of Faculty)
Th Feb 23 Book discussion of Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (by Claude M. Steele, 2010) as a prelude to workshops on March 2 & 3; free book available from Provost (8:00-9:00 or 11:10-12:10 or 4:00-5:00, Lincoln Reading Room of the Mudd Library; Sponsor: Pedagogy Task Force)
Fr Feb 24 Cultural Competency Lecture Series: Gender with Helen Boyd Kramer, Instructor of Gender Studies (11:30-12:30, Pusey Room; Sponsor: Diversity & Inclusion)
Tu Feb 28 Learning at Lawrence: Privacy and Information Sharing with Julia Messitte, University Counsel (11:10-11:50 or 1:10-1:50, Cinema; Sponsor: Human Resources)
Th Mar 2 Presentation on Inclusive Pedagogy and Stereotype Threat with LaVonne Cornell-Swanson, focusing on themes for the workshops on Mar 3 (4:30-7:30 with dinner, Youngchild 041; Sponsor: Pedagogy Task Force)
Fr Mar 3 Workshops on Stereotype Threat Interventions and Belonging Mindset with LaVonne Cornell-Swanson, related to Whistling Vivaldi, though you can participate without having read the book (8:30-9:40 or 9:50-11:00 or 11:10-12:20, Youngchild 041; Sponsor: Pedagogy Task Force)
Fr Mar 3 Cultural Competency Lecture Series: Intercultural Competence with Cecile Despres-Berry, Instructor of ESL; Leah McSorley, Director of Int'l Student Services; & Laura Zuege, Director of Off-Campus Programs (11:30-12:30, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsor: Diversity & Inclusion)

Spring 2017

Th Mar 23 Learning at Lawrence: Understanding Financial Aid by Sara Holman, Director of Financial Aid (10:10-10:50 or 1:10-1:50, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsor: Human Resources)
Fr Apr 14 Critical Issues Forum: What is the Purpose of Higher Education? with Mark Burstein, President; Dave Burrows, Provost; and Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion (11:00-1:00, Steitz Atrium; Sponsors: Diversity & Inclusion, Dean of Faculty)
Fr Apr 28 Cultural Competency Lecture Series: Religion & Spirituality with Linda Morgan-Clement, Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life (11:30-12:30, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsor: Diversity & Inclusion)
Fr May 26 Cultural Competency Lecture Series: Activism & Social Change with Guilberly Louissaint and Max Loebl, LUCC (11:30-12:30, Esch Hurvis Room; Sponsor: Diversity & Inclusion)

Summer 2017

Tu Jun 13 Teaching Naked with Jose Bowen, author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012) (9:00-12:00, Warch Campus Center; Sponsor: Pedagogy Task Force)
Fr Aug 18 Annual Diversity Conference at LU with Derald Wing Sue, Teachers College, Columbia University (8:00-4:00, Warch Campus Center; Sponsor: Diversity & Inclusion)

 

Mentoring Circles

Mentoring Circles are peer-facilitated groups of up to 8 people that meet regularly to solve professional problems and support members' personal development as faculty members.  Formal circles are organized by offices on campus; informal circles emerge on their own.  Current circles include:

  • Faculty of Color - addressing the unique challenges faced by faculty of color
  • Pre-Tenure Faculty (Years 2-5) - advancing from reappointment to tenure
  • Support for Scholarship - making progress on research & writing (informal, self-organizing)

Formal circles will invite new members in the fall and spring and will produce an annual report of accomplishments, challenges, and plans for the coming year.

For more information, or to suggest a new formal circle, contact Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty.

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