Faculty Development Opportunities

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2019-20 Big Ten Academic Alliance Fellows pictured with Provost Jay Akridge:
From Left - (bottom) Peter Hollenbeck, Jay Akridge, Mandy Rispoli, Wei Hong
(top) Michael Heinz, Steve Abel, Karen Marais, Rod Williams

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.

Big Ten Academic Alliance: 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.

Big Ten Academic Alliance: Department Executive Officer Program

This program is a unique, three-day leadership development seminar including approximately 50 department heads and chairs from Big Ten Academic Alliance universities.

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.

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.

Dual Career Assistance

The Dual Career Assistance Program is intended to provide assistance to spouses and partners seeking faculty and non-faculty appointments at Purdue.

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.

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.

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.

Purdue Insights Forum

This program focuses on developing leadership skills in faculty who are interested in administration at Purdue, particularly at the Associate Head, Head, Associate Dean, and Center/Institute Director levels. 

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.

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.

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