Professional development

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"Professional Development" refers to promoting and supporting faculty in becoming more effective in their roles, with a particular emphasis on faculty in leadership positions.

The Center for Faculty Development draws on relevant research to identify and share appropriate strategies for meaningful professional progress and liaises with campus administrators and offices to ensure best use of resources and expertise. 

In detail

Our work for SU faculty members' professional development includes the following activities:

In addition, the Center for Faculty Development funds an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) that provides a further array of support to help faculty with professional development opportunities while improving their life-work balance.

Group consultations

  • Developing departmental norms for productive meetings and balanced workloads
  • Developing faculty governance structure

Individual consultations

  • Mentoring faculty
  • Career planning
  • Life-work balance
  • The art of worthwhile meetings
  • Enhancing faculty inclusion in decision-making
  • Dealing with difficult faculty
  • Developing faculty governance structures