Professional Development: Faculty Development Days


Faculty Development Days

Research and Scholarship Day:
Celebrate and Collaborate
Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Call for Abstracts


A day dedicated to celebrating achievement, promoting collaboration, and learning from our colleagues in all our areas of scholarship.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies in the College of Education, Professor of Higher Education, and Director of the ADVANCE Program at the University of Maryland

KerryAnn is a national expert on faculty careers, academic reward systems, and change strategies to make both more equitable. As a consultant and scholar-practitioner she works with campuses to reform their promotion and tenure policies, systems of faculty development, workload policies, and use insights from behavioral and social science to nudge academic institutions toward better systems to recruit, retain and advance a diverse faculty involved in multiple forms of scholarship.





10:00–11:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Finding and Working with Collaborators

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch at thematic tables with facilitators.

1:00–2:15 p.m.

Scholarly work presentations (3 concurrent sessions): Faculty will present their scholarship in three separate sessions, each dedicated to one of the areas of focus for scholarship: Discovery, Application, and Teaching and Learning.

Call for Proposals is open until November 15, 2018.

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Scholarship Fishbowl: Get answers to your burning questions. A faculty member poses an idea, challenge, or question to a panel and then listens for their reaction. Other faculty members observe.

3:15–4:00 p.m.

Scholarship Speed Dating: Learn about the scholarly interests of your colleagues in this fast-paced format.

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Wine and Cheese hosted by the School of Nursing

Call for Abstracts

The Institute will host a Faculty Development Day on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, dedicated to promoting faculty research and scholarship. As part of the day, faculty members in all three areas of scholarly impact will have an opportunity to present their completed work. We are seeking abstracts from faculty members interested in participating.

Guidelines: Three concurrent sessions will run from 1:00–2:15 p.m. Each session will be dedicated to one of the areas of impact in the Institute’s scholarship model (discovery, application, teaching and learning). Each speaker will have 15 minutes to present their work followed by questions and answers.

Please limit the abstract to 200 words and format the abstract using the following headings:

  • Proposal Title
  • Abstract
    • Purpose
    • Method
    • Results 
    • Conclusion

Selection committee: The Faculty Development Day planning committee will review the abstracts and select presenters. The committee includes Jessica Bell, Peter Cahn, Regina Doherty, Janice Goodman, Julie Keysor, and Leslie Neal-Boylan.

Important dates:
Abstract submission site opens: October 1, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: November 15, 2018
Abstract acceptance notification: November 21, 2018
Accepted presenters’ confirmation: December 3, 2018

Submit an Abstract.