Faculty Career Development Sessions

These workshops and seminars focus on career success and promotion for faculty.

Fall 2020


Growing your Network in these Virtual Times (for all faculty)
Though networking seems to come naturally to some faculty, others find it challenging (and maybe terrifying). The additional barriers of our virtual or hybrid environments provide We hadopportunities for networking. In this session, led by executive coach Patricia Hayling Price, participants will learn how to reframe the challenges of networking, and develop strategies for leveraging email, social media, and participation in ‘live’ online events to build online connections that will endure into our post-virtual lives.
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom


Supporting your Students During Turbulent Times (for all faculty)
COVID-19 and our nation's turbulent racial climate have placed our students under an unprecedented strain. How can faculty acknowledge students’ evolving realities outside the classroom and the impact on their personal and scholastic lives? Our panel will outline their best practices for supporting students and invite you to share your own. 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom


Road to Tenure: Navigating the Tenure Process (for tenure track faculty)
Join us for an information discussion with a panel of recently tenured faculty. 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom


Lose your Fear of #AcademicTwitter (for all faculty)
Twitter is a powerful platform that scholars can leverage to network, to share their work, and to find possible collaborators. During this period of physical distancing and virtual work, your online presence takes on a greater significance. How can faculty cut through the digital noise and establish an authoritative online presence? Our panel of faculty Twitter pro users will discuss the use of the platform to promote research, creative, and scholarly work, to stay engaged with academic communities, and to educate others.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom


Road to Tenure: Demystifying the Tenure Process (for tenure track faculty)
New to the tenure track? Latha Venkataraman, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, will lead a session to help demystify the tenure process.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom



*As a reminder, Columbia faculty may use the Back-Up Care Advantage Program, which provides care for anyone who relies on you when your usual arrangements are disrupted.