Faculty Development Programs


The Office of Faculty Affairs serves as a resource for the advancement of faculty at all levels of their career. The mission of the office is to ensure that we are recruiting, promoting and retaining a distinguished and diverse faculty.

In order to carry out this mission, we facilitate many events for faculty throughout the year. For information on events happening this semester, including information on how to register for workshops, take a look at the Office of Faculty Affairs Calendar of Events.

New Faculty

Each year, we offer a series of workshops to help new faculty get off to a strong start.  Recent topics have included:

  • Jump-Starting Your Research
  • Faculty Write-In
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Scholarly Teaching at Georgia State
  • Working with Students of Concern
  • Update on Georgia State’s Strategic Plan
  • Conversation with Provost Palm
  • Conversation with President Becker

Continuing Faculty

We offer a range of sessions to support the growth and development of our continuing faculty, in addition to the many workshops offered through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Recent sessions have included:

  • Underrepresented Faculty Reception
  • Applying for the Provost’s Faculty Research Fellowship or a Study in a Second Discipline Fellowship
  • Applying for a Georgia State University or Board of Regents Instructional Award
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Department Chairs

The success of department chairs is essential to the success of Georgia State. A new series is dedicated to chairs sharing effective leadership strategies across our colleges. Recent conversations have focused on cultivating inclusivity and supporting faculty service. By fostering cross-college discussions on key topics, these sessions can help chairs leverage the strengths and perspectives of varied disciplines and address the challenges that often come with leading an academic department

Development for Department, College, and University Leaders

Monthly sessions bring together department, college, and university leaders to discuss approaches and goals in key areas such as:

  • curriculum
  • budgeting
  • building and retaining a strong faculty
  • advancing cutting edge research.

This series also includes essential skills, such as applying conflict resolution, and conversations with Provost Palm and President Becker. Nationally recognized facilitators help to expand the strategic leadership capacity of Georgia State’s diverse faculty.

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