Academic Year 2010-2011
Academic Leadership and Development Committee conducts programs to support and enhance the skills and careers of our faculty and promote faculty growth. Among its programs are workshops for new faculty, department chairs, tenure-track assistant professors and their chairs, non-tenure track faculty, and other groups.
Please use this form to register for any workshops in which you are interested, or email ALD Registration firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and date of the workshop you would like to attend.
2011 ALD Event Calendar - Upcoming Events
Moving from Associate to Full Professor
Gaining tenure at an academic institution like USC may seem like the greatest challenge an academic is likely to experience. However, one’s academic career does not reach its zenith at the Associate Professor level. There is a clear expectation that faculty will continue to be actively involved in teaching, scholarship and community service as Professors and leaders in their respective disciplines. However, the criteria for promotion are not always clearly laid out, and faculty are often provided with conflicting advice from different sources as to what must be accomplished to successfully achieve promotion. This session will introduce participants to the expectations of promotion from Associate to Professor from the perspective of the Provost’s Office, the University Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, and USC faculty who have recently been promoted to Professor. Representatives from the Committee on Academic Leadership and Development will also be on hand to describe resources available to assist Associate Professors in seeking promotion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions and concerns, for interaction with the panelists and fellow participants in an open forum.University Park Campus
Date: March 10, 2011
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Location: University Club(Banquet Room)
REGISTER or call 213-821-6319
Navigating the Tenure Process for 4th-5th Year Faculty
This session will emphasize the responsibilities of the junior faculty member, the role of his or her department chair, the Departmental and School Promotion Committee, and the Department administrative coordinator in the development of the dossier, as well as the expectations and standards associated with promotion. Current and past members of the University Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (UCAPT) will be available to discuss the guidelines on promotion and tenure. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions and concerns, for interaction with the panelists and fellow participants in an open forum.
University Park Campus
Date: TBA (late March, 2011)
REGISTER or call 213-821-6319
NTT Career Success at USC for the Health Sciences
Creating a successful career as a non-tenure track faculty is exciting, but not easy and different for those in the health sciences fields than for those in other disciplines. Come learn how best to do it here at USC. Come learn how best to do it here at the USC Health Sciences campus with the advice of Drs. Frank Sinatra, Charalampos Zalavras, and Joseph Ouzounian. After listening to their stories, we will break up into smaller groups for you to ask questions and discuss. Light resfreshments will be served.
New Faculty Welcome Day
This event will give new faculty the chance to meet some of our most distinguished professors, who will discuss various aspects of your new opportunities as USC faculty. The discussions will touch on research, students, work/life balance, and the character of the university. Information will also be available on benefits and the various aspect of campus life.
NTT Career Success at USC
Creating a successful career as a non-tenure track faculty is both challenging and exciting. Come learn how best to do it here at USC with the advice of Jerry Swerling, Committee Chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on NTT Faculty Affairs and James Brecher, from the Academic Senate Committee and others. After listening to their stories, we will break up into smaller groups for you to ask questions and discuss.
Navigating the Tenure Process for 1st-3rd Year Faculty
Navigating your career in most professions can be challenging. However, tenure-track faculty have unique experiences and requirements that govern the promotion process. This session will emphasize the responsibilities of the junior faculty member, the role of his or her department chair, the development of the dossier, and the expectations and standards associated with promotion. Current and past members of the University Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (UCAPT) will be available to discuss the guidelines on promotion and tenure. Speakers will include Leo Braudy, Chair UCAPT; Martin Levine, Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs; and other USC faculty.
A Success Story for Non-Tenure Track Faculty: The Marshall School of Business: "What Have They Have Done Right?"
As Non-Tenure Track instructors, we must foster our own career development while ensuring we receive the necessary support from our school. Please join us for a panel discussion presenting the Marshall School of Business as an example of its support for their NTT faculty and how they have supported their career development. Deans of Faculty of various schools will also be present and will engage individual discussion groups with all of you and allow exchanges on how each school further enrich your professional endeavor.
Managing Conflict in your Career and Work/Life
Conflict is a normal part of any workplace –for example in assigning space or tasks, or in negotiating for resources for yourself or your work-related activities. Conflict resolution can be a positive force in moving a career or a unit forward. This program will use a tool to help each participant explore their own preferences in relation to conflict management and to learn five modes of handling conflict and when each might be appropriate. Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), the participant will learn the five styles of reacting in conflict situations: Competing, (assertive, uncooperative) Avoiding (unassertive, uncooperative), Accommodating (unassertive, cooperative), Collaborating (assertive, cooperative), and Compromising (intermediate assertiveness and cooperativeness) and how to select the most appropriate style for a given situation. Additionally the participants will learn their natural style of conflict management and how they can adjust to make any conflict productive.
Making the Most out of your Sabbatical
Whether you stay in Los Angeles, spend time as a visiting scholar at another institution, or work in the field, your sabbatical is a valuable opportunity to give your research career the sustained attention it deserves. Often you can identify opportunities to collaborate or acquire new skills. If you plan far enough in advance, there may be multiple financial opportunities available to allow you to extend your sabbatical to the full year allowed. Bring your lunch! -- come and join experienced faculty colleagues in a discussion of how to best strategize your application. Learn how to make use of various fellowships and awards that can make your sabbatical the best experience possible for your career advancement.
Leading and Staff and Teams
Leading others can be a daunting task without the right skill sets and tools for effective leadership. In addition to leading in general, leading in academia can be complicated with unclear roles and responsibilities for team members. This session will address team building tactics, such as accountability, building trust and rapport with others, setting expectations, and coaching colleagues. Learn from professional development consultants and experienced faculty. This session will also look at the stages described in the book "Tribal Leadership" and how to move yourself and those around you from one stage to the next.
For Additional information on the location, please call 213-821-6319 or email ALDRegistration@caps.usc.edu