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.
Faculty development opportunities are offered by the Dean of Faculty Office, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee, and the Director of Advising. Events are announced via email and in the LU Insider. Look for information on the following web pages:
- Diversity & Inclusion resource groups
- Diversity & Inclusion events
- Spiritual & Religious Life programs and events
- Wellness & Recreation activities
The Inclusive Pedagogy Committee has announced three Mellon-funded workshops led by visitors to campus:
- August 29 - Classroom Inclusion Lab: Working Through Difficult Dialogues and Hot Moments in Class (during the Freshman Studies Symposium; led by C.J. Lewis, Program Manager for PowerPlay Interactive Development)
- October 19 - Inclusive Pedagogy (led by Dr. Nicole Callahan, who teaches in the Core Curriculum program at Columbia University)
- May 2 - Student Anxiety and Resilience (led by Dr. Gregory Eels, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University and author of Nature Heals: Connecting with Nature to Improve College Student Health)
Information about these offerings has been emailed to faculty. For more info, contact Dave Burrows, chair of the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee.
Additional faculty development opportunities are offered by:
- the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
- the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
- Faculty Focus articles and the Teaching Professor conference & newsletter
- pedagogy conferences for specific disciplines
Look under Grant Support for how to apply for funds to attend a professional conference.