Welcome to the Faculty Development Center!

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 programming is developed and curated by a group of colleagues committed to supporting holistic faculty excellence. This 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. We 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, we look forward to working with and alongside you!

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

DIRECTOR

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Erin Colbert-White

Erin Colbert-White

Amy Kashiwa

Amy Kashiwa

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Peter Hodum

Peter Hodum

 

Upcoming Events

All sessions will be held in the Faculty Development Center (Library 108) unless otherwise specified.

 

Monday November 14 & Thursday December 1

Navigating Academia as a Woman of Color (two-part series)

Those who self-identify as women of color are invited to an upcoming two-part affinity group series facilitated by Tina Huynh (School of Music) and Cecille Corsilles-Sy ​(School of Occupational Therapy). While attending both sessions is best to get the full series arc, Tina and Cecille are okay with folks attending one session if there are schedule conflicts.

Session I: Monday, November 14, 4-5pm
In this session, we will discuss the obstacles of being academics who identify as women of color. We’ll use the books Presumed Incompetent: The Intersection of Race and Class for Women in Academia (2012) and Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia (2020), eds Muhs, Niemann, Gonzalez, Harris, and their corresponding webinars from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) as a starting point and invite attendees to actively engage with selections from the books. There are copies of both books in the FDC library for those who would like to preview their contents.
 
Session II: Thursday, December 1, 4-5pm
In this session, we’ll share strategies for overcoming barriers in academia for women of color as suggested in the two books Presumed Incompetent: The Intersection of Race and Class for Women in Academia​ (2012) and Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia (2020) eds Muhs, Niemann, Gonzalez, Harris and their corresponding webinars from the NCFFD. From there, we will discuss actionable steps we can take which are tailored to attendees’ unique situations.

To assist with preparation, please email the FDC (fdc@pugetsound.edu) to communicate your plan to attend one or both sessions.

 

Tuesday, November 15 from 1:30-2:30pm

Demystifying the Book Writing Process

During the Demystifying the Book Writing Process session on Tuesday, November 15 from 1:30-2:30pm in the FDC, we'd like to pair new book writers with veteran authors for some time to talk one-on-one about expected/current barriers, challenges, and solutions. This will happen alongside Q&A with NYU Press executive editor Ilene Kalish. If you identify as a new/novice book author or as a book writing veteran who would like to support a colleague during the session, please RSVP for the session using this link. Thank you in advance, book writing veterans, for being willing to share your experience and insights with your colleagues. Your participation is crucial to the success of this session, so please don't be shy or humble. The more the merrier! RSVP now! :)

New/novice and veteran authors, please RSVP for the session no later than Friday, November 4 to assist with effective matching. I will connect with veterans as new authors RSVP and are matched. ​If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me directly at ecolbertwhite@pugetsound.edu.

 

Events on the Horizon

  • Returning to Academia After Many Years
  • Navigating Academia as a Woman of Color