Faculty Career Development Sessions

These workshops and seminars focus on career success and promotion for faculty. To learn more and watch the videos (where available), click the linked text.

Spring 2021

Leveraging Linkedin
Whether you have a LinkedIn profile, or if the thought of learning yet another social media platform inspires feelings of dread, this is the session for you. Faculty participants will learn strategies for using LinkedIn to network, to share (and publish) research, and to increase visibility in their chosen field (especially among potential promotion letter writers).
Thursday, February 25, 2:00 -3:00pm via Zoom 

Restoring Equilibrium in Times of Stress: Getting a GRIP on your MBTI Type (for all faculty)
Working from home and juggling family responsibilities amid the backdrop of COVID-19 and national political turmoil, faculty are experiencing unique and sustained stresses that impact their relationships. In this session, led by renowned executive coach Patricia Hayling Price, participants will explore their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type, gain insight into their individual triggers and unique stress “grip response,” and learn strategies to return to equilibrium. 

Note: the MBTI assessment is a prerequisite for this session. Each individual grip report will be sent via e-mail. Like types will partner to share their experiences.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30pm via Zoom

How to Be a Visible LGBTQ+ Ally (for all faculty)
This workshop provides guidance on ways to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and colleagues, and covers a range of topics including language, support services and resources. Participants will identify strategies to build solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, and create an action plan to make their solidarity visible.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00pm via Zoom


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 create additional challenges 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.