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Faculty Development Opportunities

Sands at CIC program
Purdue Provost Tim Sands addresses faculty at the CIC Academic Leadership Program hosted on Purdue's campus.

ADVANCE Initiatives
An initiative of the Purdue Center for Faculty Success (PCFS), ADVANCE-Purdue programming covers topics including faculty advancement, success and tenure (FAST) development series, diversity programs, and workplace violence programs, among others.

American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program
The ACE fellows program offers faculty members with a record of demonstrated leadership an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of higher education through observing college and university presidents and other senior level administrators.

Center for Instructional Excellence
This program promotes innovative pedagogies and curricular synergies at Purdue University by serving as a support structure and advocate for continuous improvement in teaching, learning and service in combination with Instructional Data Processing (IDP) assessments and evaluations, and provides general service for facilitating campus enhancement/development.

CIC Academic Leadership Program
This program is a broad-based learning experience that develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise.

CIC Department Executive Officer Program
This program is a unique, three-day leadership development seminar including approximately 50 department heads and chairs from CIC universities.

Department Head Leadership Program
This annual program helps prepare new department heads for the responsibilities and challenges of their positions, and is open to both new and experienced department heads.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (Burton D. Morgan Center)
The Academy identifies and honors faculty with strong entrepreneurial interest, encourages brainstorming and networking among them and motivates them to add entrepreneurial concepts into existing courses or add new courses.

Fellowship for Study in a Second Discipline
Individuals who pursue study in a second discipline can receive funding of $3,500 per semester in the form of supply and expense and $7,000 per semester to help offset the cost of lost instruction.

Jefferson Fellows
The Jefferson Fellows program is for tenured or similarly ranked academic scientists, engineers and physicians from institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. One year is spent at the Department of State or USAID. Interests and expertise of the fellows are linked with needs of the hosting office. After the fellowship year, fellows return to their academic career but remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.

Provost Fellows
Provost Fellows are selected annually to work on specific administrative projects. Up to five faculty who have demonstrated leadership potential and have an interest in administration will be chosen. Click ahere to learn more about the program and application process.

Purdue Research Foundation Faculty International Travel Grants
The purpose of the International Travel Grant Program is to assist Purdue faculty members in scholarly attainment by providing a portion of the travel costs to those who will have an active role (presenting papers or serving as officials) at recognized international meetings.

Sabbatical Leaves
In order to maintain and continue the high level of academic excellence necessary, it is important for the faculty to periodically update and strengthen their professional skills and horizons. A sound program of sabbatical leaves is thus of vital importance to the University in that it provides for this continued professional growth and new or renewed intellectual achievement through study, research and writing.

Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
The Butler Center provides research support, educational seminars, workshops and experiences that enhance both aspiring and experienced leaders’ understanding and ability to manage today’s complex institutions of various types, particularly colleges and universities.

Programs of the Butler Center include:

  • Conference for Pre-tenure Women: This year’s conference will include an opportunity for participants to have their Curriculum Vitae (CV) reviewed, one-on-one, with a tenured faculty member. This will also be an opportunity to discuss (overall) your Promotion and Tenure Document and how to strengthen it.
  • Distinguished Women Scholars: Founded in 2011, this awards program honors alumnae who earned a Purdue doctorate and have made significant scholarly contributions to their academic communities.
  • Purdue Women Lead: Purdue Women Lead was created to provide support to women in formal leadership positions at Purdue.
  • Women Resource Network : The Women’s Resource Network (WRN), formerly known as WRO, is charged with serving the Purdue Community through resources, referrals and educational services.

Teaching Academy
The Teaching Academy provides leadership in enhancing the quality of undergraduate, graduate and outreach teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning Technologies
Teaching and Learning Technologies is a division of ITaP that supports, empowers and advances the innovative and evolving use of technology to facilitate learning in and beyond the traditional classroom environment. There are three major areas of emphasis: instructional design and development, enterprise learning technologies and learning spaces.

Young Faculty Association
This association hosts social events for those new to the campus and provides networking opportunities to connect new faculty with others on campus.

Dual Career Assistance

Purdue Alumni Association Faculty Development Incentive Grants Program (PAA)