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OHIO launches the Thriving in Academia: Early Career Faculty Learning Community

Published: August 5, 2022 Author: Staff reports

In Fall 2022, Ohio University will launch the Thriving in Academia: Early Career Faculty Learning Community (Thriving FLC) for early career OHIO faculty. The goals are to help early career faculty to explore academic career planning, research productivity skills, work-life balance strategies, and networking opportunities.

“The Thriving FLC is a new initiative for Ohio University that will utilize our institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD),” said Katie Hartman, vice provost for faculty development. “The FLC will focus on the 10 foundational skills for every faculty member outlined by the NCFDD’s Core Curriculum. Some of the topics we plan to discuss are aligning time with priorities, developing a daily writing practice, cultivating a network of mentors/sponsors, and strategies for dealing with stress.” 

The faculty learning community is open to any full-time OHIO faculty who have been at the University for three years or less. The learning community will meet in-person once per month from September 2022 through May 2023. Participants are invited to enroll in one of two cohorts: Monday (3:05 – 4:25 p.m.) or Thursday (9:30 – 10:50 a.m.).

The faculty learning community is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and will be co-led by Ana Rosado Feger, associate professor and chair of the management department, and Hartman.

“The Thriving FLC will incorporate practical, actionable strategies that faculty can adapt to fit their needs and their goals. It will also foster relationships and community in faculty across disciplines,” said Feger.

To enroll, please complete the online interest form at https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3BPFHMNRP7JHKU6 before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.