Duke Kunshan University is a research-oriented, liberal arts and sciences university, whose primary mission is to deliver the highest quality graduate and undergraduate education. In support of this mission, faculty development programs at DKU aim to help faculty realize their full potential as scholars, teachers, and leaders through workshops and other resources, supported by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Faculty Development programs and initiatives are the results of a collaborative effort with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Research Support Office, the Office of Academic Advising, and the Faculty.

That the [Junior Faculty] Seminars bring together not only likeminded researchers but also people from completely different research areas is very refreshing. 

Truls Ostbye PROFESSOR OF FAMILY MEDICINE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH @DUKe

The faculty writing group is invaluable for carving out time for writing during the hustle and bustle of the week. Sitting and typing quietly together in a room with other faculty feels a bit like an exam, but that is actually really useful for keeping focused and motivated, making it my most productive time of the week. It’s also a great way to keep up with what colleagues are working on, and to make connections (and of course, the coffee and sandwiches help :)).

Pippa Morgan LECTURER IN POLITICAL SCIENCE @DKU

Perhaps my biggest problem is that I haven’t considered myself a writer. As a new faculty member at DKU, I am always looking for professional development opportunities and I was very happy to learn of the faculty writing group. Even though I began with the group outside of China, I have always been able to join them on Zoom and the group has always eagerly welcomed me. With every meeting, I put pen to paper and because of the group, I am now considering myself a writer!

Christopher Tebbe SENIOR LECTURER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE @DKU

 

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