Welcome to the Faculty Development Center!

Erin Colbert-White

The Faculty Development Center is where Puget Sound’s teacher-scholars engage in ongoing work to fulfill professional and public scholarly goals.

The center's commitment to supporting holistic faculty excellence allows faculty members to engage more effectively with students in the classroom while also modeling what it means to be lifelong learners and producers of knowledge.

These pages share just some of the many resources available to the Puget Sound faculty. I invite you to explore the tools outlined here and utilize the center to its fullest. Whether it's one-on-one consultations, referrals to on- and off-campus support, or some of the great group events, I look forward to working with and alongside you!

Schedule an appointment today by contacting fdc@pugetsound.edu.

Erin Colbert-White
Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Faculty Development Center


Upcoming Events

Update: All sessions will be held in the Faculty Development Center (Library 108).

Wisdom from Retiring Faculty

Tuesday, April 26, 3 p.m.
Join recently retired or soon to be retired colleagues as they share their wisdom on teaching, work/life balance, and higher education in general. Come celebrate the new chapter our colleagues will be embarking on!

Developing a Writing Productivity Pipeline

Thursday, May 5, 11 a.m.
A hands-on, interactive faculty development activity! Materials and instructions will be provided in order to create a storyboard tracking system for professional writing projects and other scholarly activities. Leave the workshop with a summer goal and support plan for success.
Workshop Facilitators: Amy Kashiwa (School of Occupational Therapy) ;and Heidi Morton (School of Education).

Creating Positive Mentored Research Experiences Workshop

Friday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. lunch included
The workshop will be led by Faculty Development Center director Erin Colbert-White, who published the SURE Workbook, an open-access guide for research mentors and mentees. Faculty will reflect on their own research mentoring style, consider broad and discipline-specific research mentoring challenges and solutions, and start crafting their own student research mentoring framework. For a registration link, contact fdc@pugetsound.edu.

May Writing Workshop

Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20
Our guest presenter will be John Duffy, professor of English at Notre Dame, author of Provocations of Virtue: Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Teaching of Writing (examining the ethical dimensions of teaching writing in a post-truth world), and founder of the Write to Vote Project. As in past years, the workshop is designed for to help faculty rethink and refine their work as teachers of writing. For a registration link, contact fdc@pugetsound.edu.


Events on the Horizon