Carnegie Mellon University

Early Career Faculty Development Seminars

Early Career Faculty Development Seminars are offered during the fall and spring semesters to provide beneficial information and to encourage professional development. The dates and times for the 2017-18 Academic Year are listed below. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to the specific seminar, linked below.

Fall 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Building Smart Teams with Prof. Anita Williams Woolley

Academic research is increasingly conducted in teams, yet professors are rarely trained in the basics of how to make those teams successful. In this session, Prof. Anita Williams Woolley will discuss recent research on collective intelligence in teams. Then she will identify some of the key leverage points for building smart teams from the ground up, including: 

  1. Identifying the right people to compose the team
  2. Shaping the right goals 
  3. Fostering high quality collaboration

A recording of this seminar will soon be available to those with an Andrew ID. Please check back.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Peter/McKenna - CUC
Managing Yourself and Others with Prof. David Lassman

Every one of us at various points in our lives is asked to lead others – whether in a formal role as a manager or an informal role as a respected peer and domain expert.  Learning how to manage others is a lifelong journey requiring trial and error, introspection and openness to feedback.  Through a combination of group discussion and reviews of current research, we will uncover the traits of the best managers and learn how to become more self-aware.  

Please RSVP here.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Championing an Inclusive Classroom with Ayana Ledford

Spring 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Danforth Conference Room - CUC
CMU Libraries: Services & Support Beyond Books with David Scherer

friday, February 16, 2018

Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Conflict Management with Rosalind Chow

Friday, March 23, 2018

Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Tech Transfer with Bob Woolridge

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Danforth Lounge - CUC
Junior Facuty Party