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Faculty Development

UR Year One

A year-long program of workshops, seminars, and social events designed to reinforce the support new faculty receive from their academic departments, increase knowledge, and foster the alliances that can fuel career progress. 

Future Faculty Workshops

A workshop series for the next generation of faculty offering information and experiences including innovative teaching, assessing learning, diversity and inclusion, and employing technology in teaching.

New Academic Leaders

A year-long series focused on deepening leadership capacity for newly appointed department chairs, division chiefs, and directors. 

Phelps Colloquim

The Phelps Colloquium series brings faculty and academic leaders from across the University to learn about interesting research and interact with colleagues outside their normal spheres.

University Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies (UCIS)

The UCIS encourages and facilitates interactions on scholarly topics cutting across traditional boundaries between departments and schools. UCIS clusters exploit pre-existing and new centers of excellence within the University to develop new areas of scholarship.

Dual-Career Assistance

The University is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of Upstate New York. Developed in 2006, the Upstate New York HERC is a collaborative response of member institutions to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention. Of particular interest to the Upstate New York HERC is finding effective ways to assist the spouses and partners of faculty and staff to secure area employment and ways to address issues of faculty and staff diversity.

Affinity and Networking Groups

Affinity and Networking Groups are voluntary associations of people who have common interests. They are open to all University of Rochester staff, faculty, and retirees. Such groups provide opportunities for employees to directly contribute to the University of Rochester’s efforts to effectively support and manage diversity and inclusion, and serve as a resource to provide mentoring and professional development opportunities.