Lawrence offers a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development.  Every faculty member is encouraged to participate in a few each year to connect with colleagues and grow as a professor.



Create a More Inclusive Syllabus Workshop on either June 6 or June 13, 2022

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 2:37pm
Sponsored by the HHMI Grant Management Team and the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee    Dr. Rose Theisen and Jedidiah Rex will lead participants in an exploration of what it means to create a more inclusive syllabus and why it is important to do so. Participants will be provided with a rubric and other syllabus resources. Participants …

Round Table on Curricular Innovations

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 11:43am
Come hear from three faculty about innovations they have made in their classes. Each Inclusive Pedagogy Committee award recipient will share a 5-10 minute summary their revision, including why they did it, what they accomplished and what needed improvement. This will then be followed by a question-and-answer session. When: Friday, April 1st; 12:30 -1:30 pm …

Create a More Inclusive Syllabus Workshop – March 17, 18, 2022

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 3:44pm
Sponsored by the HHMI Grant Management Team and the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee   UPDATE: We did not receive the number of RSVPs we had hoped for and are sad to say that we had to cancel the workshops planned for this Thursday and Friday. I think that this past term has been difficult for many …

Lawrence Opportunities

Teaching development opportunities are offered by the Dean of Faculty Office, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (including resource groups and events), the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee, the Director of Advising, and the Office of Instructional Technology.  Events are announced via email and in the LU Insider.

Professional development for scholarly and creative activity is supported by travel grants and project grants from the Provost's Office.  See Internal Grants for more information.

Other development opportunities include the Learning at Lawrence series sponsored by Human Resources, wellness activities and education from Wellness Services, and groups and events sponsored by the Office of Spiritual & Religious Life.

New Faculty

Mentoring and programs for new faculty are described on the following page:

New Faculty Mentoring

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Lawrence is a member of the NCFDD, which offers on-demand mentoring, online resources, and writing boot camps. See the flyer below to activate your sub-account:

NCFDD mentoring resources (PDF)

Mentoring Circles

Mentoring Circles are peer-facilitated groups of up to 8 people that meet regularly to solve professional problems and support each other's development as faculty members.  Recent circles include:

  • Faculty of Color - addressing the unique challenges faced by faculty of color
  • Pre-Tenure Faculty (Years 2-5) - advancing from reappointment to tenure
  • Support for Scholarship - making progress on research & writing (informal, self-organizing)

For more information, or to suggest a new circle, contact Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty.