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.

Lawrence Opportunities

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:

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.

New Faculty

Programming and mentoring for new faculty is described on the following page:

New Faculty Mentoring

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.  Recent and 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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