The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has secured funds to support six faculty members to participate in the Summer 2022 Faculty Success Program. This 12-week online program offered through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity helps tenure-track and tenured faculty develop the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Participants will be provided:

  • One-on-one private coaching sessions with an NCFDD-certified coach. 
  • Weekly training in empirically tested skills, strategies and practices that will help to align time and spark productivity. 
  • Weekly accountability calls led by an NCFDD-certified coach in which participants will set goals and be held accountable for meeting those goals. 
  • A supportive community and the opportunity to interact with other program participants, ask questions, get feedback, share resources and exchange ideas with peers. 
  • Time tracking using the custom WriteNow platform designed specifically for the Faculty Success Program to collect data regarding writing and research productivity. 

The priority application due date is Friday. Tenure-track faculty applicants will be prioritized, but all tenured/tenure-track (Category I) faculty members can apply. Upon successful completion of the program, each faculty member will be required to provide a brief (one-page) description of how the experience impacted their professional development.  

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will review all applications, and selected faculty members will be notified by March 11. 

Apply now and contact Ofelia Schepers, Ph.D., associate professor, Elementary Education and Literacy, and Chalane Lechuga, Ph.D., associate professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies, director of Faculty Diversity Research and Development, Office of Diversity and Inclusion for more information.