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.



Upcoming Workshops from Instructional Technology

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 12:24pm
Greetings from Instructional Technology! As we prepare for the Fall term we would like to make you aware of some of the upcoming workshops available to you. Here is a list of the sessions. Links to RSVP will be below. Monday, August 22, 1-2:30 pm, Main Hall 108 – Canvas Overview Tuesday, August 23, 1-2:30 …


Wed, 07/27/2022 - 2:32pm
This fully-funded workshop might be an opportunity for some of our junior faculty. Applications are due September 30. The Nielsen Center Teaching Workshop for Early-Career Faculty creates a sustained faculty learning community over successive workshop weekends. Workshop Fellows reflect on their vocation, context, and teaching practices and develop teaching strategies that nurture transformative student learning.

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 …

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.