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).  Events are announced via email and in the LU Insider.

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.

Events from 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)
Th-Fr Aug 17-18 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.  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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