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VPFDD is its fourth year of offering an advanced course in writing and presentation skills for faculty who are non-native speakers of English.   The aim is to provide an opportunity to hone skills that are already advanced and get the participants to next level of mastery of English nuance, and...
Myra Strober, Graduate School of Education
Small group lunch conversations with a senior colleague relevant to mid-career, post-tenure, faculty.  Topics include planning sabbaticals, mentoring peers (assistant professors), running large inter-institutional collaborations, difficult conversations, and paths to leadership at Stanford. ...
A student, postdoc and professor meeting to discuss recent experiments (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).
These grants intend to support faculty interests to foster a learning climate in their classrooms and labs; increase instructor capacity to respond to student advocacy; develop engaging curriculum; and cultivate a culture of peer learning among colleagues. We will...
Faculty Responsibilities in Mentoring Relationships Upon appointment, each junior faculty member should be assigned a more senior member of the faculty as mentor.  The assignment is to be made by the Department Chair. Additionally, department chairs,...
Beth Pruitt, Mechanical Engineering and Molecular and Cellular Physiology
A year-long learning community for a cohort of recently-tenured associate professors from each of the Stanford schools.  The cohort engages in an exploration of leadership, governance, diversity and teaching at Stanford.  Participants are nominated by their school dean in the early spring.  The...
Logo for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
The Faculty Success Program (FSP) is available to faculty via sponsorship by the VPFDD.  Stanford is an institutional member with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)-- an organization that...
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This successful junior faculty program offers an opportunity for assistant professors to work on their writing projects in a quiet and comfortable space with a small group of colleagues. The Stanford Faculty Writers' Retreat is a program for junior faculty that was piloted with great...
Chairs of departments and academic units on campus participate in the annual Chairs Institute (every fall) and in quarterly Chairs Workshops.  Those events present opportunities to learn about Stanford-wide initiatives, discuss issues and present on topics of...
Two women faculty sitting at a table at a faculty event (Credit: Ved Chirayath)
Small group conversations for assistant professors with a more senior colleague or a professional expert.  Topics include making the most of mentoring, managing a research program and publishing your first book.  Typically held 6x year.  
Lisa Lapin, associate vice president for University Communications, teaching the Introduction to Publicity class (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).
Are you as effective as you'd like in working with the news media -- print, broadcast, social and other online outlets? What are the benefits and risks of working with these media? What do you do when you get a call or email from a reporter? What's the best way to prepare effective content for a...
Biology professor Judith Frydman and post doctoral scholar in biology Nicholai (Nick) Douglas, who collaborated on protein folding research.
Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars is an annual workshop that covers elements of University policy that are intertwined with the mentoring of postdocs and managing their performance. The workshop also discusses case studies, and is a forum for assistant and associate professors to share common...
Faculty member and wife at the Recently Tenured Faculty Celebration 2016
This is a professional development program.  Event series can be used to collect related events onto a single page, displaying upcoming and past events. To edit the page and remove this placeholder content, click on the "Edit" tab near the top of the page. When finished, be sure to scroll down to...
Jessica Notini, lecturer in law
Mastery of negotiation is a life skill; we all negotiate every day with colleagues, bosses, partners, spouses, friends, students and many others.  This workshop is a dynamic mix of theory, demonstration, skills exercises and roleplay practice intended to increase your confidence and effectiveness...
Faculty members at the New Chairs Institute (Credit: Ved Chirayath).
A half-day orientation for new chairs and associate deans.  Focuses on the chair's role and responsibilities, gives an overview of appointment and promotion policies along with a discussion of major University initiatives and priorities. Held annually before the start of the academic year.  By...
Woman faculty member speaking at New Faculty Orientation (Credit: Ved Chirayath).
Every September, Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost Karen Cook welcome new assistant, associate and full professors across all Stanford Schools in a week-long orientation. The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an opportunity to learn of Stanford's resources, meet new colleagues and...
Three Stanford women faculty be honored at the Recently Tenured Faculty Celebration 2016 (Credit: Ved Chirayath).
Stanford's policy and process related to promotions and tenure are described in the Faculty Handbook.   Junior faculty members who are in the University Tenure-Line are invited to a number of annual events with the Provost related...
Presence: Crafting Persona through Storytelling, Gravitas and Media Engagement The Presence series is a new faculty program that covers elements of crafting an academic and public persona that is inspiring, influential, and memorable. Over 5 Fridays in February and March 2018, faculty participants...
Stanford Research is a comprehensive web page that provides information about research centers, libraries, undergraduate research and offices and resources that support Stanford faculty.  In addition, DoResearch...
Bookshelves in the the East Asia Library in the Lathrop Library building (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).
A number of organizations make available a variety of relevant webinars, online videos, readings and offer onsite workshops and seminars that are pertinent to the development of faculty professionally, as scholars and as leaders.   This page aims to provide a list of those resources...
Stanford's entrepreneurial learning and working environment are reflected in the wide range of technology-related resources.  The following list provides gateways into units on campus that provide technology learning opportunities for faculty...
The Office of the VIce Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity is organizing a 2.5-day professional development and networking conference, March 9-11, 2017, developed by Carol B. Muller, Ph.D., Executive Director, WISE Ventures; Rania Sanford, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Provost and Director of...
MIchaela Kiernan, senior research scientist at the Stanford School of Medicine.
A workshop for faculty and their research teams to improve scientific writing skills Assistant and Associate professors and their research teams are invited to participate in this workshop on scientific writing skills for science journals and grants.  This 2-hour workshop aims to...