The Faculty Development Committee proposes policies in promotion of faculty development to the University Senate through the Personnel Policies Committee; conducts ongoing assessments of faculty development activities; provides advice to the Vice President of Academic Affairs; and provides a report of its activity to the University Senate at least once each semester.

The primary tasks of the Faculty Development Committee are:

  • Planning and organization of the Wednesday Seminars
  • Planning and organization of the Research and Creativity Forum and
  • Evaluation of the Faculty Development Grants

Both the Wednesday Seminar and Research and Creativity Forum(RCF) series are opportunities to present and discuss new and ongoing research with your colleagues across the disciplines. All topics are appropriate for either series, however, Wednesday Seminars draw a larger, more diverse audience (thus, the presentations are geared toward an informed and intelligent audience, but not necessarily conversant with your particular field).

The RCF is a smaller affair and tends to be more discipline specific and technical. Requests for proposals for presentations of both Wednesday Seminar and RCF forums usually are sent out via email within the first month of each semester.

At the start of each fall semester, the call for Faculty Development Grant proposals is announced. All full and part-time faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply for this AAUP funding. For detailed information select Faculty Development Grants located on the menu at the top of this page.