In collaboration with the University Libraries and the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation (CATT), the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs designed a focused, two-track curriculum for a select cohort of 15-25 recently-hired faculty to enter into a New Faculty Academy for Teaching and Scholarly Writing.
The Teaching and Learning track is offered over four months in the fall semester. The Scholarship, Writing and Publishing track is scheduled for the spring semester, so that all participants can attend both over the course of one academic year.
The New Faculty Academy works with faculty to produce a tangible outcome in the form of a concrete, new teaching or writing & publishing project. To accomplish this goal, participants commit to fully attend one or both tracks in entirety. Successful participation in the Academy is recognized in a formal certificate of completion and official designation as New Faculty Fellows for the subsequent year. The Academy concludes with a formal event at the end of the academic year that provides an opportunity to present and showcase the learning outcomes applied to individual projects in the form of highly-developed or finished projects. Department Chairs and Deans are invited to attend this concluding event.
Writing and Publishing, is a one-semester series dedicated to helping new faculty at the University at Buffalo navigate aspects of research and writing, which are central components of scholarly success. In the series, we review processes of publishing and impact as they relate to an author’s own research and contributions to scholarly conversations in advancing their disciplinary fields. Additionally, we discuss grant-writing processes and special concerns related to writing grant proposals and complying with grant requirements. Finally, we identify campus support, including IRB and data management support.
This spring semester series is led by librarians Jonathan Grunert and Natalia Estrada, members of the University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Team, who have experience in research collaborations and processes, interdisciplinary practices, and helping researchers at all stages of the research process.
Further details on spring schedule TBA late fall '22
To mark the successful conclusion of the New Faculty Academy’s fourth iteration in 2022 and share how the participating faculty applied the academy content to their specific scholarly writing or teaching endeavors, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in partnership with the University Libraries and the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation (CATT) invites faculty and staff to a celebration of the freshly minted New Faculty Fellows and a showcase of their innovative projects in the areas of teaching, scholarship and writing.
|12:00 PM||Reception and Networking |
|12:10 PM|| |
Welcome Address by Robert Granfield, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Project Presentations from NFA Fellows
|12:20 PM|| |
Session 1: Scholarship, Writing and Publishing Track with Introduction by Cynthia Tysick, University Libraries
- Māra Pudāne, Computer Science and Engineering & RTU
|1:00 PM||Networking Break with Food and Refreshments|
|1:15 PM|| |
Session 2: Teaching and Learning Track with Introduction by Maggie Grady, CATT
- Ilya Slavinsky, Sociology
|1:45 PM||Closing Remarks; Awarding of Certificates and Pictures |
Robert Granfield, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
|2:00 PM||Program End|