Faculty Advancement and Success

New Faculty Orientation

Intended for all full-time regular rank faculty who are new to the university, this annual event provides attendees with the opportunity to engage with other newly recruited faculty and learn from experienced colleagues about Duke and the opportunities it provides for growth and success.

The university-wide New Faculty Orientation includes a comprehensive introduction to the range of offices and resources, professional development opportunities, and units that support faculty success, as well as an overview of Duke’s administrative leadership and structures. The orientation also includes special topic presentations, resource sessions, campus tours (in normal years!) and networking opportunities.

This year’s event was held online. Watch videos from the 2020 New Faculty Orientation.

1 event, 60 attendees.

Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Workshop Series

Designed for all faculty at Duke, this monthly workshop series provides learning opportunities, resources and networking for faculty peers, experts and key campus leaders on issues relevant to the professional development and advancement of all faculty throughout their careers at Duke.

  • Overview of Duke University Budget (video)
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Financial Model of Duke University (video)
  • Adapting Inclusive Student Engagement and Mentoring Practices (resources)
  • Finding a Balance – Juggling Competing Professional and Personal Priorities (article and resources)
  • Your Role as Faculty in Confronting Racism and Fostering an Equitable Climate (article)
  • Preparing for Promotion and Tenure at Duke (article, resources and video)
  • Keeping Afloat – Strategies for BIPOC Early Career Faculty (resources)
  • Engaging in Difficult Conversations (article and resources)
  • Effectively Managing Your Research Group (resources)
  • Social Media for Faculty (video)
  • Revisiting Mentorship – Strategies for BIPOC Early Career Faculty (video)
  • Writing Opinion Pieces for Media Outlets (video)
  • Work and Well-Being at Duke During the Pandemic – A Report from the ROUSE Study (article)

Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) Workshop Series​

Designed for department chairs and other unit and program leaders across campus, this monthly workshop series aims to engage participants in dialogue with peers, experts, and key leaders about issues relevant to academic leadership and share best practices and strategies to improve and strengthen programs.

  • Leading through a Crisis (resources)
  • Systemic Racism and Its Impact on Creating a Diverse Faculty in Higher Education (resources)
  • Confronting Systemic Racism as an Academic Leader (resources)
  • APT – How to Lead a Thorough, Rigorous and Fair Promotion and Tenure Review Process (resources)
  • Faculty and Staff Dynamics – Responding to Staff Voices (resources)
  • Fostering a Positive and Equitable Culture in Your Academic Unit (resources)

Offered through the Faculty Advancement Network, a consortium of national research universities:

  • Engaging with Students Around Race and Racism (resources)
  • Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on the Academic Progress of Underrepresented Faculty (resources and video)
  • Mentorship – New Approaches for a New Professoriate (resources)

Newly Tenured Faculty Celebration and Leadership Retreat​

This two-day gathering aims to provide newly tenured faculty with an opportunity to celebrate the career milestone of achieving tenure at Duke University. This leadership retreat allows faculty to pause and strategically consider the next stage of their careers at Duke. The discussions are led by senior faculty and leaders of various key programs and initiatives.

Due to the pandemic, the Spring 2020 event was canceled (view the planned itinerary) and the Spring 2021 event was postponed.