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The Office of the Provost has launched an academic development program to support UChicago scholars at all stages of their career. This program is meant to provide the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in teaching, research, mentoring, and as members of the UChicago community.
 
Events are open to tenure/tenure-track faculty, academic appointees, Pritzker School of Medicine faculty, and Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows. For questions about any of these training opportunities, or to request accommodations, please contact Tiana Pyer-Pereira at 773.702.6015 or academic_development@uchicago.edu.

 

Spring 2018 Workshops

 
Time Management 
Wednesday, April 11, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Levi Hall, Third Floor Conference Room
Discover how to balance the many competing responsibilities of academic life, including duties related to teaching, research, mentorship, and service. Informed by conversations with current UChicago faculty and chairs, this workshop reviews tactics and techniques for managing competing priorities and maximizing personal productivity. The session will be led by Russ W. Rosenzweig, a graduate of the Chicago Booth School of Business and long-time facilitator of UChicago faculty peer forums. Register here.
 
Op-Ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible
Wednesday, April 18: three sessions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Quadrangle Club Library, second floor
Looking to get published? Learn how to develop your ideas into general audience op-eds for the New York Times. Clay Risen, opinion editor at the Times, will lead the first of three sessions on this topic. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Booth School of Business, this event is part of the Academic Communicators Network. Register here.
 
Dealing with Difficult Conversations
Thursday, May 10, 12:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Chicago Center for Teaching – Wieboldt 310 D/E
Improve your interactions with colleagues and leadership by developing tools and techniques designed to enhance interpersonal communication skills. Learn how to master the art of active listening, give constructive feedback, interact with difficult colleagues, and generally become a more sensitive and agile communicator. The session will be led by Russ W. Rosenzweig, a graduate of the Chicago Booth School of Business and long-time facilitator of UChicago faculty peer forums. Register here.
 
 
Future events:
 
Building Your Online Reputation and Expanding the Audience for Your Work
May 2018
What results pop up when you Google your name? Develop an understanding of the many factors that influence personal search results and learn how to manage and protect your online identity while exposing your ideas to the right audiences. Led by Andy Crestodina, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media Studios, this event is part of the Academic Communicators Network.
 
Media Training: Telling Your Story
Date TBD
What should you do when a news reporter contact you? How do you decide whether to take part in a media story? How should you prepare for the interview? Get answers to these questions and more at this session led by Mary Ann Childers, former Chicago news anchor and expert media trainer, along with media professionals from UChicago Communications. This event is part of the Academic Communicators Network.

 

Additional information and registration for these events will be posted as it becomes available.