2023-24 Calendar of Events for Faculty Development

Events for Faculty Development

September

September 13, 2-3:30 pm (ET), Online

NCFDD Guest Expert Webinar: Setting the Stage for Success: Preparing for Your Academic Career from Day 1 of Graduate School

Do you struggle to share your writing at its early stages? Do you find yourself feeling frustrated by criticism or by anything that goes wrong? Join Rachel McLaren (PhD, University of Iowa) in reflecting on how to navigate the causes and tendencies of perfectionism.

Watch the webinar here

September 18, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Alexander Hall Holmes Room and Outdoor Classroom

Sage Flock Reception

September 19, 2-3 pm (ET), Online

NCFDD Guest Expert Webinar: Setting the Stage for Success: Preparing for Your Academic Career from Day 1 of Graduate School

Join Drs. Nelson O. O. Zounlomè (PhD) and Lei Wang (PhD) from Liberate The Block (www.LiberateTheBlock.com) in an engaging and transformative webinar designed to equip graduate students with essential strategies and tools for a successful academic career right from Day 1. 

Register for the webinar here

September 20,12 - 12:45 pm, Alexander Hall Spalding Room

FPC Reviews

If you have questions about compiling your dossier, time-management, or anything else about what to expect, please join us for lunch and a casual conversation with folks who have recently completed the process.

Lunch will be provided

October

October 3, 12 -12:45 pm, Alexander Hall Holme's Room

Making the Most of Your Steele Leave

If you have questions about how your near-peers prepared for their Steele Leave or managed their time and productivity while on leave, or anything else about the sabbatical, please join us for a casual conversation with folks who have recently returned from leave. 

Lunch will be provided

October 9, 12 - 12:45 pm, Alexander Hall Holme's Room

Grants, Sabbatical & SURP

Join Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure Pierre Englebert to learn more about support for research at Pomona College, including sabbatical planning, funding, and engaging students in your research program.

Lunch will be provided

October 9-22, Online

NCFDD 14-Day Writing Challenge: an opportunity to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability

Ready for a challenge? Set aside at least 30 minutes each day to just writing for 2 weeks. 

Learn more about the 14-day writing challenge here

October 12, 2-3:30pm (ET), Online

NCFDD Core Curriculum Webinar: How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

Conflicts can be a headache. Join Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha (PhD, Tufts University) in this webinar to learn how conflicts can be managed and resolved with your colleagues. 

Register for the webinar here

October 18, 2-3:30pm (ET), Online

NCFDD Faculty Success Program Preview Webinar: 5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Semester

Feeling unmotivated to work on your writing and research? Rachel McLaren (PhD, University of Iowa) is hosting a webinar to address productivity during the academic term.

Register for the webinar here

October 23, 4:15-5:45pm, Alexander Hall Holmes Room and Outdoor Classroom

Sage Flock Reception

October 24, 2-3:00pm (ET), Online

NCFDD Guest Expert Webinar: Dynamic Presentations: How to Engage Audiences at Conferences, in the Classroom, and Beyond!

Marnel Niles Goins (Phd, Marymount University) will discuss the importance of audience engagement for public presentations and provide strategies for keeping the attention of an audience in various contexts. 

Register for the webinar here

November

November 1, 12 - 12:45 pm, Alexander Hall Spalding Room

Faculty Governance and Committee Service

Join the Faculty Executive Committee (aka Pomona's " Committee on Committees") to learn more about how committee service shapes the future of the college and communicates our community values of shared governance. If you'd like, please review the Faculty Committees section of the Pomona College Faculty Handbook (p 50) ahead of time, and bring your questions about how the charges to committees inform their work.

Lunch will be provided

November 2, 2-3pm (ET), Online

NCFDD: Knowing Your Worth: How to Approach Negotiations in Academia

In this webinar, Dr. Flores and Dr. Olcott will discuss how to negotiate salaries, leave, and other elements of employment at an academic institution. They will consider how to assess academics' leverage, what elements might constrain possibilities for obtaining a better offer, and how to know when you've exhausted the negotiating process.

Register here

November 9, 2-3:30pm (ET), Online

NCFDD: Dynamic Presentations: How to Manage Stress, Rejection, and the Haters in Your Midst

Rosemarie A. Roberts (PhD, Connecticut College) will be sharing strategies for identifying and managing stress in academic life. 

Register here

November 15

NCFDD: Faculty Success Program: Achieve Academic Success and Better Work-Life Balance

Online program to help faculty develop the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. $400 registration discount ends November 15th. Spring session runs from January 22, 2024 - March 31, 2024.

Register here

December

December 12, 2-3:00pm (ET), Online

NCFDD: Guest Expert Webinar: Supporting Academic Parents: Recommended Policies and Practices

Join Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen in learning how to navigate academic careers as a parent.

Register here

January

January 11, 2-3:30pm (ET), Online

NCFDD: Core Curriculum Webinar: Every Semester Needs a Plan

Mindi Thompson (PhD) will be facilitating this webinar on how to create a strategic plan to identify and accomplish your goals.

Register here

January 11-12, 9:00am-3:00pm, HMC Shanahan 3481

Claremont Colleges NSF Proposal Workshop

The Claremont Colleges Offices of Sponsored Research are pleased to announce a series of grant writing workshops and afternoon writing groups for faculty. You may attend as many or as few sessions as you choose. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.

See Dean Gerstein email for full workshop agenda

Register here

January 26, 12-1:30pm, SCC208

ID1

Learn more about ID1, Pomona's Critical Inquiry Seminar. In Critical Inquiry seminars, students collaborate with peers to revise, develop and refine their drafts, incorporating feedback from their professors and ID1 interns as well. Critical Inquiry students read deeply, discuss actively, and engage in independent research.

February

February 12, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Alexander Hall - Holmes Room and Outdoor Classroom

Sage Flock Reception

February 13, 12:10-12:55pm, Alexander Hall - Holmes Room

Grants, Sabbatical Planning, and SURP

Join Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure, Pierre Englebert, to learn more about support for research at Pomona College, including sabbatical planning, funding, and engaging students in your research program.

RSVP for lunch count via calendar invite

February 21, 12:10-12:55pm, Alexander Hall - 2nd floor, Spalding Room

FPC Reviews: Compiling your review packet and other topics

If you have questions about compiling your dossier, time-management, or anything else about what to expect, please join us for lunch and a casual conversation with folks who have recently completed the process. 

RSVP for lunch count via calendar invite

March

March 25, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Alexander Hall - Holmes Room and Outdoor Classroom

Sage Flock Reception

March 26, 12:10 - 12:55pm, Alexander Hall - Holmes Room

Making the Most of Your Steele Leave

If you have questions about how your near-peers prepared for their Steele Leave or managed their time and productivity while on leave, or anything else about the sabbatical, please join us for lunch and a casual conversation with Malte Dold and Ryan Engley, who have recently returned from their leaves.

RSVP for lunch count via calendar invite