Faculty Development and Advancement

Engage   Achieve   Advance

The Mission of the the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement (OFDA) is to create a culture and support system that encourage faculty development and advancement from hire to retire by:

  • Recognizing and celebrating faculty expertise
  • Building communities of faculty across campus
  • Providing resources and development programs to meet the needs of faculty
  • Supporting faculty in becoming agents of their own career development from hire to retire

Coming This Semester: Promotion and Tenure Panels

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor         
     Tuesday, February 21  
     1:00 pm - 2:30 pm , Surbeck Ballroom
Associate Professor to Full Professor
     Tuesday, February 21
     3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Surbeck Ballroom
Lecturer to Senior Lecturer or Professor of Practice
     Tuesday, February 28 
     12:00 pm, Surbeck Ballroom

SUMMER 2023 - Faculty Writing Groups

Join a faculty writing group can significantly increase your productivity and proficiency in writing.  Find out more about how a writing group can improve your publication and tips for academic writing here by clicking the link above.

Doing research or teaching over the summer?  Join a summer 2023 writing group!  Groups will meet once a week alternating between side-by-side writing and peer review.   

Sign up here

All-Campus Mentoring Circles

Mentoring circles provide an opportunity to share concerns, strategies and successes with your peers on campus. 

Early Career Faculty (ECF) Programs

A number of programs have been developed for early career faculty to get a jump start on their careers. 

Individual Teaching, Syllabus & Course Reviews and D2L Support

We're here to review your syllabus, help review your course design, set up mid-term course evaluations - anything to help you with an unbiased review of your teaching.  We can also help you create a teaching philosophy or outline narratives for annual evaluation or P&T dossiers.  Just email us to set up a time to meet. Adrian Vopnford is available for individual appointments to help with D2L. 

Online resources:

For more information or assistance, contact:  

Andrea Surovek
Director of Faculty Development
Phone: 605-394-1932

Arley Williams
Faculty Development Coordinator
Phone: 605-394-1932

Adrian Vopnford
D2L Specialist
Phone: 605-394-1234