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The Office of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs regularly offers opportunities for faculty and Academic Affairs staff to participate in professional development events. This page serves as a resource and reference for past, present, and future events of this sort.

Upcoming Events

  • Digital Humani-teas with the Abolition Lab, please register for these events here

Poster for Digital Humani-teas event

  • Early Career Seminar - Work Life Balance
    • April 15, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Trustees' Room (ALUM 302)
  • Early Career Seminar - Beyond Survival: Building a Professional Network, Preparing for Review, and Other Life Events
    • May 20, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Trustees' Room (ALUM 302)

*All events are subject to change. Please contact Kari Santos ( with any dietary or accommodation needs.

Last updated February 13, 2024.

Past Events

  •  Friday@4 with Steve Fineberg presenting "Hephaistos on Foot: En Route to Olympos"
    • February 2, Alum 302, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • The History Department Presents: Burkhardt Memorial Lecture "Understanding Baptism. Its origins in Roman Judaea and why they matter" presented by Danielle Fatkin
      • January 25, Alum 302, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
      • Early Career Seminar - The Dreaded Discussion
        • January 15, Alum 302, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

      Course Development Workshop

      August 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
      Location: OM 100 or virtually

      Description: From conception to syllabus, putting a new class together (or revising an old one) can seem daunting. This workshop is offered to help you make sure that you are ready to go on the first day of class. Lunch provided.

      What is AI workshop, pt. 1

      August 16, time and location tba

      Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to all things AI as well as help us refine our questions about its impact on our classes.

      Developing Assignments Workshop

      August 17, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
      Location: OM 100 or virtually

      Description: The research is in - students go more out of assignments when they know why they’re doing them and what you expect them to do. Come to this workshop with an assignment you plan to use in Fall term and we’ll make sure that it is ready for student eyes!

      Workshopping Your Response to AI/ChatGPT Pt 2 

      August 21, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
      Location: BORZ 116 or virtually

      Description: This hands-on workshop will guide you through the creation of a policy for AI in your classes as well as help you craft appropriate assignments and syllabus guidance for your students.

      Teaching Writing Workshop 

      Special guest: Mark Bennett, Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Chicago.
      August 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Lunch Included
      Location: OM 100 or virtual

      Description: From FP to Senior Sem, we all have to read and respond to student writing. But how to do this as effectively as possible? This all-day workshop (lunch provided) will help you feel ready to take on this task. While focused on FP, this workshop is for everyone who teaches writing (which is all of us).

      ADFA Book Club!

      Join the Department of the Dean of Faculty for a summer book club, snacks & beverages provided. 

      Just Mercy

      August 8, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
      Location: BORZ-116 or virtually
      Learn more here

      Sexual Citizens

      August 15, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm
      Location: OM 100 or virtually
      Learn more here


      August 22, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
      Location: OM 100 or virtually
      Learn more here

      How To Be An Antiracist

      August 29, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
      Location: OM 100 or virtually

      Learn more here

      New and Ongoing Chairs' Orientation (link)

      New Faculty Orientation (link)

      New, Ongoing, and Quick-Start Advisor Training (link)

      Knox College

      Printed on Saturday, May 18, 2024