Faculty Development

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

Engineering and Purdue Opportunities

  • Diversity & Inclusion Workshops: These Workshops empower faculty and staff in their ability to make a contribution to a positive diversity environment.
  • Diversity Resources: We’re committed to building a collegial and supportive culture in the College of Engineering — one that reflects our diverse world.
  • Effective Teaching Workshop (PDF): Get tips on planning a course, lecturing effectively, encouraging student involvement in class, addressing student problems and more in this comprehensive workshop by Richard M. Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus, of North Carolina State University and Rebecca Brent, Ph.D., President, Education Designs, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Leadership Workshop For Engineering and Science Faculty: This workshop is held annually on campus and assists faculty in managing the human elements of leadership with the goal of cultivating personal and organizational leadership skills.
  • Securing Industry Funding: “How to Become a Rainmaker” is a session where successful colleagues will share their strategies for developing industry partnerships. Participants will also gain an understanding of university models for industrial grants, contracts and IP agreements.
  • Teaming Science Workshop: NIH and NSF are increasingly paying attention to teaming science for large center proposals. Michelle Bennett, a leading expert in team science, conducts an on campus workshop on developing strategies for success in collaboration and team science for multi-investigator teams and centers.
  • 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.

External Opportunities Supported by the College

  • Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering, and Science (ELATES): 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.
  • 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
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: Purdue is an institutional member of NCFDD, which affords our faculty access to resources such as a weekly motivational email, the full NCFDD Core Curriculum, guest expert webinars, intensive multi-week courses facilitated by national experts and more. Popular offerings include online mentoring programs, the Faculty Bootcamp (FSP) and Post-Tenure Pathfinders. A nomination process is available to support participation in FSP and Pathfinders, where the faculty member pays $1,000 and the school/division and the college share the remaining costs.
  • National Effective Teaching Institutes: The National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI-1) is a three-day effective teaching workshop held twice a year.
  • 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