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.

Spring 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

4:30pm-6:30pm
Danforth Lounge - CUC
Junior Faculty Party

To celebrate junior faculty at CMU, we're happy to invite Assistant Professors and junior faculty to meet colleagues and enjoy some food and drinks. If you think you are going to drop by, please RSVP here. We hope to see you there!


Past Seminars

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

3:30pm-5:30pm
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 is available here. You must have an Andrew ID to view.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

3:30pm-5:30pm
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.  

A recording of this seminar is available here and Professor Lassman's slides are available here. You must have an Andrew ID to view.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

3:30pm-5:30pm
Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Championing an Inclusive Classroom with Ayana Ledford

Join us for this lively presentation where participants are expected to become more aware of inter-classroom dynamics, learn how to increase classroom participation, and reflect upon how their professional training can shape how they teach.  Overall, this session strives to help instructors be proactive in connecting with their students so all students can reach their academic potential. ​

A recording of this seminar is not available. Please check back for more sessions run by Ms. Ledford.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

3:30pm-5:30pm
Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Conflict Management with Prof. Rosalind Chow

Conflict is inevitable when working with others. Some kinds of conflict can be productive, and others, destructive for performance. We will discuss how to diagnose the different types of conflict and strategies for turning conflicts toward the more constructive forms.

A recording of this seminar is available here. You must have an Andrew ID to view.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

3:30pm-5:30pm
Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Tech Transfer with Bob Wooldridge

Dissemination of technology by a university has two common forms: publication and graduation. However, it also occurs via start-ups and licensing (including open source) to existing companies. This seminar is about the role of university technology transfer and how CMU’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation works with faculty to move technologies and discoveries out of the academic lab and into the marketplace.

A recording of this seminar is available here. You must have an Andrew ID to view.