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Faculty Development

UR Year One
The Office of the Provost offers a year-long program of workshops, seminars, and social events designed to reinforce the support new faculty receive from their academic departments. Through these activities we aim to increase knowledge and foster the alliances that can fuel career progress. We extend a warm and welcoming invitation to all to join us throughout their first year.

Future Faculty Workshops
A workshop series for the next generation of faculty. Sponsored by the Provost and Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

New Academic Leaders
The New Academic Leaders program is a year-long series focused on deepening leadership capacity for newly appointed department chairs, division chiefs, and directors. Please contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator for more information

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. Please contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator for more information.

University Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies (UCIS)
The primary mission of UCIS is to encourage and facilitate interactions on scholarly topics cutting across traditional boundaries between departments and schools. UCIS clusters should 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.