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Faculty Development

Building and nurturing an environment where faculty can work and create effectively is critical to “developing virtuoso talent.”

  • Faculty Mentoring: Mentoring is an on-going process at Purdue. It begins when you join the College of Engineering and continues until you reach full professor status and beyond.
  • Celebration of Faculty Careers Colloquia:  To recognize and celebrate the diverse accomplishments of all our senior faculty past promotion to full professor
  • University Opportunities: Here, you’ll find a number of initiatives and organizations designed to help you enhance your leadership and teaching skills available at Purdue and externally    
  • Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE):  Fellowship for senior women faculty that prepares them to lead large-scale research programs, assume prestigious appointments, be recognized as thought leaders, and excel as teachers, mentors and role models.
  • Diversity Resources:  We’re committed to building a collegial and supportive culture in the College of Engineering—one that reflects our diverse world.
  • U.S. Frontiers of Engineering:  U.S. Frontiers of Engineering is an annual three-day meeting that brings together outstanding young engineers (ages 30-45) to discuss pioneering technical and leading-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors.
  • Effective Teaching (Getting off to a Good Start) Workshop (PDF): Get tips on planning a course, lecturing effectively, encouraging student involvement in class, addressing student problems and more in this comprehensive guide by Richard M. Felder, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University and Rebecca Brent, Ph.D., Education Designs, Inc.
  • New Faculty Community for Assistant Professors Where faculty meet, obtain information and get to know each other in semi-structured meetings to develop a community of scholars and educators.
  • Leadership Workshop For Engineering and Science Faculty: Assists faculty in managing the human elements of leadership with the goal of cultivating personal and organizational leadership skills.
  • Mentoring Workshop (PDF): This comprehensive guide by Richard M. Felder, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University  and Rebecca Brent, Ph.D., Education Designs, Inc. addresses best practices in orientation and mentoring for new faculty.
  • National Effective Teaching Institutes: The National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI-1) is a three-day effective teaching workshop held twice a year. 
  • Frontiers of Engineering Education: The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education
  • US Frontiers of Engineering NAE’s annual three-day meeting that brings together 100 of the nation's outstanding young engineers (ages 30-45) from industry, academia, and government to discuss pioneering technical and leading-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors