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Autumn 2017 Workshops

 
The Provost’s Office has launched an academic development program to support UChicago scholars at all stages of their career. This program is meant to provide faculty the skills and knowledge they need to thrive as teachers, researchers, mentors, and members of the UChicago community.
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.

Health, Wellness and your Academic Career
Wednesday, October 18th, 8:30 to 10a.m.
Eckhardt Research Center - Seminar Room 401B
 
Managing your personal well-being has direct implications for personal productivity and success. Learn more about the effects of stress on the body and mind, along with tactics for managing personal stressors.
 
This workshop will be led by Dr. Ari Levy, MBA’09. Dr. Levy has built a clinical practice at the intersection of neuroscience, immune-physiology, and the effects of stress on the body to design and implement customized health plans. 
 
 

Tenure Workshop
Monday, October 23rd, 3 to 5 p.m.
Regenstein Library - Room 122A
 
This program will provide assistant professors with an overview of the promotion and tenure process at the University of Chicago, including relevant policies and processes, important milestones on the tenure timelines, as well as strategies to begin the journey toward promotion and tenure. This workshop will be led by Ron Thisted, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
 
 

Time Management and Productivity
Wednesday, October 25th, 3 to 5 p.m.
Eckhardt Research Center - Seminar Room 401B
 
The life of an academic is rife with competing responsibilities, including duties related to teaching, research, mentorship, and service. This workshop, whose design was informed by conversations with current UChicago faculty and chairs, reviews tactics and techniques for managing a variety of competing priorities and maximizing personal productivity.
 
The session will be led by Russ W. Rosenzweig, a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School and long-time facilitator of UChicago faculty peer forums.
 
 

Applying for Foundation Grants
Wednesday, November 1st, 2 to 4 p.m.
Ida Noyes Hall – Library
 
This panel discussion is ideal for faculty who have considered applying for foundation funding but have questions about where to start and how the process is different from applying for federal grants.
 
Panelists include Kate Waimey Timmerman, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for the University; Karen Pekow, Managing Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations and Pediatrics Giving at UCMBSD; Melissa Gilliam, Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity; and Melanie Sillas, Associate Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations with specialties in humanities funding.
 
 

Editorial Writing
Tuesday, November 7th, 4 to 5 p.m.
Regenstein Library – 122A
 
This workshop looks at critical and creative approaches to crafting compelling editorial writing. Done well, such writing will help promote your research aims and ideas to a broader audience. This workshop will be led by Jeremy Manier, Assistant Vice President of Communications at UChicago, and Marcia Lythcott, Commentary Editor at the Chicago Tribune.
 
 

Culture of UChicago + Faculty Governance
Wednesday, November 11th, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location TBD
 
This panel will help faculty understand and learn how to navigate the administrative structure and culture of the University of Chicago. We'll cover the University polices and reports, the structure of the Provost Office, and the structure and purview of the Faculty Senate.
 
This panel will be led by Professor Clifford Ando, Chair of the Classics Department and Committee of the Council of the University Senate; Professor Ron Thisted, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; and Darren Reisberg, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Deputy Provost.
 
 

DEANS + CHAIRS
Tenure Workshop for Chairs
Monday, November 6th, 3 to 5 p.m.
Saieh Hall - Room 201
 
This program will provide deans and chairs with an overview of the promotion and tenure cycle, a review of the approval process, as well as strategies for preparing candidate materials and other relevant policies and procedures. This workshop will be led by Ron Thisted, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.