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Early Career Faculty Programs and Resources
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching each year sponsor a series of programs and events to introduce all new tenured and tenure-eligible faculty to Iowa State University with the goal of supporting their successful transition to life at Iowa State and in the Ames community.
Calendar of faculty professional development events for 2016/2017:
New Faculty Events
All new tenured, tenure-eligible, and non-tenure-eligible faculty (assistant, associate, or full professors, lecturers, clinicians, and adjunct faculty hired since January 2017) attend two days of events specifically designed for them:
CELT Teaching Symposium (Fall 2017) - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 7:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. [Schedule]
New faculty are invited to the Scheman Building on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 for a half-day program encompassing best teaching practices and student support resources available at Iowa State. You will learn from Iowa State's best educators about how to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching, and explore CELT's services, resources and professional development opportunities. Registration is required for this event.
New Faculty Orientation (Fall 2017) - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. [2016 Schedule] [2017 schedule will be available closer to the event.]
The New Faculty Orientation gives new faculty the opportunity to meet with one another as well as with senior administrators at Iowa State. This day will include panel discussions with recently appointed junior faculty who will share their best practices to be successful at Iowa State, tips for your first year from the Dean(s) of your College, presentations on successful research programs and the importance of extension and outreach. Break-out sessions on the Ames community, flexible faculty policies, research funding, mentoring, and much more will be available to answer your questions and get you off to a great start. Senior Vice President and Provost Wickert will share his insight on what it means to be part of a land grant university. This day also provides new faculty with the opportunity to network and to socialize.
New Faculty Orientation (Spring 2018)- Date/time to be announced
All new tenured, tenure-eligible, and non-tenure-eligible faculty (assistant, associate, or full professors, lecturers, clinicians, and adjunct faculty) hired since January 2017 are invited to attend an orientation specifically designed for them. The Winter Faculty Orientation gives new faculty the opportunity to meet with one another as well as with senior administrators at Iowa State. Senior Vice President and Provost Wickert will share his insight on what it means to be part of a land grant university. Registration is required.
Resources for New Faculty
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching has created a web site to assist new faculty with connections at Iowa State University. The site contains links and information about finding things on campus, becoming part of the Ames community, faculty development, teaching resources, research resources, and university offices.
- Dual Career Resources
- Tenure-Track Faculty Checklist (downloadable Word file assembled by College of Human Sciences)
- Funding Opportunities:
- Office of Sponsored Programs Administration: GoldSheet sign up
- Funding Opportunities Database - PIVOT - Community of Science (COS) database: Sign up for an account and browse funding opportunities
- Office of the Vice President for Research: information on available training, internal and external funding sources, and institutional research policies
Grant Writing Workshops
The Office of the Vice President for Research will offer a series of grant writing seminars and workshops for all faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students. There is no fee for participating in any of these workshops. Registration is required. Questions regarding these workshops may be directed to Amy Tehan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for SVPP programming and events online:
- Go to the Learn@ISU page https://training.ehs.iastate.edu/IowaSU/site/
- Login using your ISU netID and password (top right)
- Select Course Catalogue from the menu (top left)
- Scroll to SVPP events
- Click List Events next to the event you would like to attend
- Select Enroll in the pop-up window - the event will be added to your Menu
To register for SVPP programming and events by Email:
- Your name
- Your department
- Your position (instructor, faculty, P&S staff, or teaching or graduate assistantship)
- Name of the event
- Date of the event