Two scholarship opportunities available for faculty for summer 2018! Eligibility criteria and application guidelines for these competitive programs are explained below. 
 

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program

Faculty Career Development and the Provost's Office 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 20-August 11, 2018.

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 $3,450 early bird pricing (up to April 13) or $3,950 (nonrefundable) and the required NCFDD individual membership cost for one year ($480). 

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:
  • Applications will be accepted online via the link above until March 31, 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.

Cornell Leadership Program

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 2018 Cornell Faculty Leadership & Professional Development Program. This five-day program is designed to help academics shape their future by facilitating self-awareness, enhancing motivation, developing leadership skills, and providing tools to navigate the changing higher education context. A colleague feedback process begins during the program and continues after the immersion with a formal 360 degree feedback process followed by three personal coaching sessions to review the data and integrate it with each individual’s personal development plan. The workshop will be held Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; location to be announced (Cornell area). Click here for more details.

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 March 31, 5 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • A selection committee will review applications and notify you directly.

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 Faculty Career Development at FCDS@rit.edu.

 

Testimonials from past Cornell 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.”

Cornell Program Learning Outcomes and Outline

Learning outcomes:

1. Increase self-awareness of participants about leadership style, attitudes, skills and impact on others;

2. Improve communication and relationship-building skills for: engaging and motivating others; building trust; establishing organizational culture; setting direction; giving and receiving feedback; and resolving conflict;

3. Motivate fresh thinking about developing and leading projects and people in complex organizations;

4. Develop and practice a methodology for leading, sponsoring and supporting change;

5. Design and execute an individualized learning and action plan.

DAY 1: LEADERSHIP AND SETTINGS

  • Introductions and Objectives
  • Building Social Capital
  • Leadership Challenges in Higher Education
  • Developing a Leadership Model
  • Action Learning: A Leadership Experience
  • Understanding Leadership Archetypes

DAY 2: PERSONALITY, LEADERSHIP STYLE AND GROUP DEVELOPMENT

  • One System for Exploring Self and Others: the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Group Development Model
  • Groups and Teams
  • Case Study: Organizational Analysis

DAY 3: INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS—Managing Conflict

  • Importance of Conflict Management in Leaders’ Success
  • Role of Emotions in Conflict Management
  • An Approach to Address Emotional and Rational Aspects of Conflict
  • Interactive Theatre: Practice Having Challenging Conversations

DAY 4: FEEDBACK AND PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

  • Relevance and Efficacy of Feedback
  • Case Study: Performance Feedback
  • Action Learning: Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Exploring Personal Effectiveness

DAY 5: SYSTEM AS CONTEXT

  • Change in Knowledge Organizations
  • Action Learning: the Future Search Experience and/or Open Space Experience
  • Integration: Identifying Personal Leadership Focus Areas