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Faculty Development

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To foster the early-career success of UIC faculty, the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Science collaborated to create the Faculty Early Career Development Workshop. Central to this workshop is a recognition that new faculty can benefit from support in teaching strategies, a deeper understanding of the value of service to the university and the field, and, in particular, the development of a research agenda.

The workshop is formatted as an interactive panel with UIC faculty leaders who have navigated this landscape and achieved success, particularly in research. The panel addresses topics such as:

  • How to identify and prioritize key research themes
  • Funding paths in the initial years
  • Advising student researchers
  • Working with colleagues and external collaborators
  • Challenges of interdisciplinary research
  • Time and stress management skills

The sections below showcase the panelists who have presented at this workshop in recent years. UIC users also may download the presenters’ slides by clicking on their names.