Academic Affairs Workshops

Faculty development and mentoring at Bowdoin currently includes group, peer and individual mentoring. Here's a non-exhaustive list of activities currently coordinated by the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs.

LATE SUMMER

  • Week-long Faculty Writing Session
  • “Preparing to Teach at Bowdoin” co-facilitated with the with the Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching (BCLT)
  • “Colby Bates and Bowdoin Course (re) Design” workshop facilitated with the BCLT
  • “Colby Bates and Bowdoin Pedagogy Matters” workshop facilitated with BCLT
  • Colby Bates and Bowdoin Chairs Institute
  • New Faculty Orientation

FALL SEMESTER

  • Faculty Seminar series
  • “Knowing Yourself, the Institution and Identifying Resources for Success” for first year tenure tack faculty
  • “Knowing Institutional Expectations and Getting Started on Your Career Development Plan” for first year tenure tack faculty
  • “On the Job Market Part I: Application” for visiting assistant professors and postdocs
  • “On the Job Market Part II: Interviews” for visiting assistant professors and postdocs
  • “Effective Practices for Tenure Dossiers” for tenure line faculty: post-reappointment, pre-tenure
  • Post-Tenure Leadership Series (four workshops)
  • Faculty Fellows (four meetings) facilitated by BCLT
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Hiring & Mentoring workshops for tenure-track search committees (two workshops)
  • Funding sources discussion with first, second & third-year tenure-track faculty
  • “Time and Task Management" workshop for all faculty

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Week-long Faculty Writing Sessions (Winter Break and Spring Break)
  • Faculty Seminar Series 
  • “Building a Career Development Plan” for first year tenure tack faculty
  • “Anticipating Next Year - Advising and Committee Work” for first year tenure tack faculty
  • “On the Job Market Part III: Negotiation” for visiting assistant professors and postdocs
  • Effective Practices for Reappointment Dossiers for tenure line faculty, pre-reappointment
  • Post-Tenure Leadership Series (four workshops)
  • Faculty Fellows (four meetings) facilitated by BCLT
  • “Colby Bates and Bowdoin Course (re)Design Institute” co-facilitated with the BCLT
  • “Colby Bates and Bowdoin Pedagogy Matters” co-facilitated with the BCLT
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Hiring & Mentoring workshop for tenure-track search committees
  • Funding sources discussion with first, second & third-year tenure-track faculty
  • “Time and Task Management" workshop for all faculty