Duke’s Office for Faculty Advancement Launches Newsletter

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Duke’s Office for Faculty Advancement has launched its quarterly newsletter, which  provides information about faculty development programs and resources for faculty and unit leaders.  Some of the topics you will find in the newsletter include:

  • Faculty Advancement Programs & Resources
  • Faculty Mentoring Resources & Programs
  • Leadership Development
  • Inclusive Learning & Advising
  • Building Networks & Community
  • Resources for Faculty & Unit Leaders

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In the inaugural issue of the newsletter, Dr. Abbas Benmamoun, the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, notes that the Office of Faculty Advancement “is dedicated to supporting all faculty throughout their careers here at Duke.”

The department has adopted the following vision statement:  Building a strong and thriving academic community grounded in a commitment to inclusive advancement and excellence

“This vision is inspired by the conviction that to maintain and strengthen faculty excellence, we need to ensure that we recruit, develop, and retain diverse faculty,” writes Benmamoun.  “Having excellent faculty from different backgrounds and with different experiences and perspectives enriches our learning spaces, the student experience, and the quality and reach of our research.”

“Our goal is to serve you and be a partner in facilitating your success.  That service will take many forms, ranging from developing faculty advancement resources and programs at the campus level, to helping units develop initiatives tailored to their specific needs.  At a broad level, the goals of our office consist of the following key components:

  1. Building inclusive excellence (through faculty hiring, development, and retention)
  2. Faculty development programs and resources (information, resources, programs, individual assistance)
  3. Building community and supporting campus diversity and inclusion efforts”

To learn more, visit the Office of Faculty Advancement Website.

Seth Anderson

Author: Seth Anderson

Seth works with faculty in the Humanities in order to help them improve pedagogy and enhance meaningful student learning. His interests include active learning techniques, the educational use of mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.), wearable technology, online course development and delivery, digital video and imagery, virtual and augmented reality, and Web-based educational tools.