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Faculty Development Resources

Find resources for every stage of your career, including workshops and seminars, best practices for instructors and more.

Resources for Incoming and Junior Faculty

Explore a collection of essential resources designed to support incoming faculty during onboarding at Dietrich.

Register for our Junior Faculty Workshop series, with a special focus on research proceedures and tools. 

Faculty Development Workshops and Seminars

Every year, Dietrich College offers a series of Faculty Development Workshops, covering topics including syllabus design, connecting students with experiential learning opportunities, communicating your research to the media, discovering your bargaining power and more.

Guidance for Faculty re: Generative AI, like ChatGPT

Vince Sha, Associate Dean of IT and Operations, and the many faculty committee members worked to explore and synthesize key information about teaching in today’s AI world. The Best Practice Guide captures the primary issues and needs. This is a living document the team will continue to update, but it is a fantastic place to either start your learning or find resources to take the next step.

Faculty Development Workshops and Seminars

Monday, March 11, 2024  |  12:30–1:30 PM  |  Baker Hall 154R Dean’s Conference Room
Communicating Your Research: Media Training 

This workshop is designed to help faculty to prepare for media interviews and effectively communicate their research to the public. 


  • Abby Simmons, Assistant Dean of Communications, Dietrich College
  • Stacy Kish, Associate Director, Research Communications, Dietrich College
  • Peter Kerwin, Director, Media Relations, CMU

RSVP for Communicating Your Research by March 1 

Monday, March 18 to Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 2:00-3:30 PM | Baker Hall, Various Locations
Writing Op-Eds: A Four-Part Workshop with David Shribman

This four-session workshop is intended for CMU faculty and staff members interested in an introduction to the art of writing op-eds and the process of getting them published. The course will be in-person and interactive. Following an introduction to the history of the genre and the elements of preparing op-eds, the participants will try their hand at writing these pieces. Some of the writing will be in class, some at home. The instructor will evaluate these pieces and offer suggestions. It is ideal, but not necessary, that participants attend each of the sessions. The more exposure to this genre, and the more practice in producing op-eds, the better. Registration will be capped at 12. 

Workshop schedule:

  • March 18, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m., Baker Hall 154R
  • March 20, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m., Baker Hall 154R
  • March 27, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m., Baker Hall A60G
  • March 28, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m., Baker Hall 154R

RSVP for Writing Op-Eds by March 4

The Art of Negotiation

No matter your role or experience level, learning how to negotiate is an essential leadership skill to apply in every aspect of your life. Register to attend this presentation, and you will be able to recognize the barriers to making the ask, start to create your negotiation plan, and discover your bargaining power!

Host: Ayana Ledford, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Monday, April 8, 2024  |  12:30–1:30 PM  |  Posner Grand Room 340
Best Practices for a Faculty Search Workshop

Have you ever considered serving on a faculty search but did not feel prepared to volunteer your time and talent? Are you curious to learn more about the search process? This workshop is designed to share Dietrich College best practices for conducting faculty searches. The discussion will focus on starting a productive search, recruiting a broad and deep group of candidates, addressing unconscious bias, evaluating candidates fairly, and holding productive campus visits.


  • Ayana Ledford, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Jeria Quesenberry, Associate Dean of Faculty

RSVP for Best Practices for Faculty Search by March 29 

Monday, April 29, 2024  |  12:30–1:30 PM  |  Posner Grand Room 340
Helping Students Connect with Experiential Learning Opportunities

Dietrich College seeks to ensure that every student can participate in experiential learning activities throughout their undergraduate program. This workshop is designed to help faculty understand the variety of opportunities available for students in the college via community engagement, internships, service learning, study abroad and undergraduate research.

Host: Kim Piatt, Director of Experiential Learning

RSVP for Helping Students Connect with Experiential Learning Opportunities April 19 

Junior Faculty Workshops

Monday, April 1 Ι noon to 1 p.m. Ι Hunt Library, Room 308
Sharing Research Products with KiltHub

KiltHub is a comprehensive institutional repository where Carnegie Mellon University researchers and their collaborators can share the scholarly outputs and data produced in the course of their research. KiltHub collects, preserves and provides stable, long-term global open access to a wide range of data and scholarly outputs created by faculty, staff and student at Carnegie Mellon in the course of their research and teaching. In this session, we will discuss how to submit your work into KiltHub. We will also discuss the copyright and licensing options when sharing your work through KiltHub. We encourage attendees to bring works or items they'd like to submit to KiltHub so they're able to try it themselves.

Register for Sharing Research Products with KiltHub by March 18

Thursday, April 25 Ι noon to 1 p.m. Ι Hunt Library, Room 308
Pre-Registration with the Open Science Framework (OSF)

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free research management platform and an approved repository for sharing funded research data. OSF allows you to organize all of your research documentation, such as datasets, code, analysis and more, into a single space shared by your collaborators. OSF also supports the pre-registration of research protocols and preprint publication.

This workshop will cover:

  • Creating and collaborating on OSF projects
  • Uploading files from your desktop
  • Connecting external platforms like Google Drive, Zotero and GitHub
  • Sharing research data Pre-registration of research protocols

Please register for an OSF account with your CMU email address beforehand if you're a hands-on learner!

Register for the OSF workshop by April 11