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

friday, February 16, 2018

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.

Please RSVP here if you are interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Danforth Conference Room - CUC
Tech Transfer with Bob Woolridge

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Danforth Lounge - CUC
Junior Faculty Party

Past Seminars


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.


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.


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.