A number of resources geared toward faculty career and academic organizational development provide best practices and opportunities for personal development. The sampling below provides references to workshops, articles, and newsletters that provide insight for faculty and administrators alike.

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RIT Libraries has recently added this publication to its collection of online journals, just for you! The Department Chair is an award-winning periodical featuring in-depth articles that deliver sound insight and proven strategies essential for successfully leading an academic department. It is a unique resource for chairs, deans, academic vice presidents, and other administrators, delivering practical information in every issue. Click here for direct access.  If you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your RIT username/password.


RIT faculty can now access for free the Wiley Learning Institute, a stand-alone library of workshops, articles and additional resources on teaching, learning and leadership development. Wiley's programs are taught by nationally recognized leaders across disciplines. This is a professional, economical, and timely way for RIT faculty to get the professional development and support they need to excel in their role, whether teaching or directing a department. Visit the RIT page at Wiley Learning Institute to begin selecting your programs. In addition, there is also the Wiley Faculty Network, which does live workshops with many of the same recognized presenters. 



Peer Evaluation and Observation of Teaching

FCDS, in collaboration with the History department (CLA), hosted Dr. Billie Franchini from the University of Albany on April 11, 2014. Dr. Franchini presented two sessions for faculty interested in peer evaluation and observation of teaching. View the session slides here:

What’s a POTA?

FCDS and the College of Applied Science & Technology (CAST) co-hosted R. Kirby Barrick from the University of Florida in January 2013. Dr. Barrick presented two sessions for Deans, Associate Deans, Chairs and Department Heads. View the session slides and handouts here:

The Teaching Professor on Teaching the Professor

FCDS hosted Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and Emeritus Professor from Penn State. She presented three sessions for RIT faculty: Creating climates that grow teachers and promote learning, Principles that promote career-long growth for teachers,and Constructive feedback: discovering how your teaching impacts efforts to learn.

Maryellen’s bibliographies are available via the links below, and many of the resources shared are available in the RIT Libraries databases: