A number of resources geared toward faculty career and academic organizational development and leadership provide best practices and opportunities for personal development -- all faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these free resources provided just for you!

Free Subscriptions: Academic Leader & The Teaching Professor

Magna LogoFaculty Career Development (FCD) provides subscriptions for all faculty and staff to Academic Leader and The Teaching Professor. As a member of our campus community this online content from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. Since 1972 Magna has been a leading provider of higher education professional development resources. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

Academic Leader provides the information deans, chairs, and other academic decision-makers use for effective leadership within their colleges or departments and fulfill their institution’s primary missions of teaching and scholarship.

The Teaching Professor is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom.

There are two ways to access the latest content or browse the archives -- THE NEW PROCESS WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON OR EMAIL FCDS@RIT.EDU.

RIT Library - The Department Chair


RIT Libraries has added this publication to its collection of online journals.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.

Resources from Past FCD Events

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:

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: