Two summer 2017 scholarship opportunities for RIT faculty!

Application deadline for both is Friday, March 31, 2017, at 5 pm.


1. National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program - May 21 to August 12, 2017

The Provost’s office,  Faculty Career Development, and AdvanceRIT co-sponsor a limited number of scholarships for the NCFDD Faculty Success Program, an online, 12-week intensive mentoring program. The Faculty Success Program is a “boot camp” designed to improve research productivity and work-life balance.  For more information on the program, visit facultydiversity.org. The program runs from May to August each year. 

The Faculty Success Program is for tenure-track or tenured faculty (assistant or associate professor rank) who are looking for a combination of empirically-tested methods to improve research productivity, with coaching and peer support to propel personal growth to a whole new level. The scholarship includes the program fee of $3,950 (nonrefundable).

Eligibility and Application Process 

  • Tenure-track or tenured faculty (assistant or associate professor rank) are eligible to apply. 
  • A limited number of scholarships will be funded. 
  • On the application you will be asked (1) Why you would like a scholarship to attend this program, and (2) How attending will benefit you, your department and/or the entire RIT campus community.
  • Applications will be accepted online via the link above until Friday, March 31, 2017, 5 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • A selection committee will review applications and notify you directly.

If you accept the scholarship, it is your responsibility to contact Becky Kiely, Senior Staff Accountant, rlktwc@rit.edu/585.475.7604. You must agree to participate in the program for its duration and share your experiences with Faculty Career Development via an evaluation of your experience, a Community of Practice, presentation or other format.


2. Cornell University Faculty Leadership & Professional Development Program - June 19-23, 2017

In response to continuing faculty requests for funding professional development related to faculty leadership and academic management, Faculty Career Development is again offering a limited number of scholarships for the June 2017 Cornell Faculty Leadership & Professional Development Program. This 5-day program offers participants an opportunity to gain leadership and personal effectiveness skills, reflect on career and personal goals, and connect with colleagues from multiple institutions. The conference will be held Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, location to be announced (Cornell area).

If awarded, this scholarship covers the program fee of $1,600 (nonrefundable). Light breakfast foods (available starting at 8:00), lunch, beverages and afternoon snacks each day are included in the program fee. Travel expenses, lodging, and other meals are the responsibility of the faculty member awarded the scholarship. 

Eligibility and Application Process

  • All full-time faculty are eligible to apply (tenure track, tenured, and non-tenure track faculty in a continuing appointment). A limited number of scholarships will be funded.
  • On the application you will be asked (1) why you would like a scholarship to attend this program, and (2) how attending will benefit you, your department and/or the entire RIT campus community.
  • Applications will be accepted online via the link above until Friday, March 31, 2017, 5 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • A selection committee will review applications and notify you directly.

If you accept the scholarship, it is your responsibility to contact Becky Kiely, Senior Staff Accountant, rlktwc@rit.edu/585.475.7604. You must agree to participate in the program for its duration, and share your experiences with Faculty Development via an evaluation of your experience, a Community of Practice, presentation or other format.

Questions? Email the Faculty Career Development  team at FCDS@rit.edu.

 

Testimonials from past participants

Testimonials from past RIT faculty attending the Cornell workshop:

  • "This workshop is focused on understanding people dynamics and reinforces the importance of cultivating long standing relationships. There were structured group activities coupled with introduction to different leadership models. The team portfolio was diverse and made the group activities interesting."
     
  • "The program covered important issues of leadership development and discussions of challenges in leadership at universities and colleges. It was also important to learn about our own personalities and their impact on decisions and behaviors, and how they impact effective leadership. It was also important to learn about strategies for conflict management. The small group discussions were very informative as we learned about perspectives from colleagues at different universities."
  • “This was a great faculty development program. The program, although long (5 days), was well structured and the presenters were very experienced. I particularly liked the study cases focused on common university situations. I think the best part was the interaction and exchange of experiences with faculty (at all career levels) from different institutions.”