Mentoring Matters is a series of workshops and sessions emphasizing the importance of mentorship to professional, personal and academic success for mentors and mentees at all stages of their careers. The series prepares participants to engage in and grow meaningful and productive mentoring relationships through targeted skill development, reflection, and implementation of strategies for success. Participants have the opportunity to earn the Mentoring Matters micro-credential and badge.
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Dissertation Bootcamp is a four-day intensive writing workshop for advanced PhD candidates. The workshop is intended to provide participants with a quiet space to write without distractions or interruptions, in the company of a community of like-minded peers and experts on call, in order to make substantial progress on dissertation writing. The workshop will sharpen dissertators’ ability to set effective, achievable goals, and to track and understand their writing process. In addition, the workshop will foster a collaborative environment among graduate students and other academic writers, where participants can cheer each other on, provide a sounding board for frustrations and ideas, and celebrate accomplishments.
NEW FACULTY WELCOME
The New Faculty Welcome is hosted on behalf of new faculty members. The goal for this event is to network with colleagues across disciplinary ranks, provide an overview of the culture and strategic initiatives, and share available resources to help new faculty members begin to form the relationships and partnerships that will support their success at Rutgers-Newark.
EXHALE ACADEMIC WRITING RETREAT
The P3 Collaboratory hosted EXHALE, a daylong, in-person, facilitated writing retreat that will introduce faculty, staff, and graduate students to the importance of a regular writing practice and how the concept of "retreat" can boost both productivity and engagement with one's work.
FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Faculty Learning Communities are peer-led groups of 8–10 faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly throughout the year to explore a topic or project connected to pedagogical innovation (teaching + learning), faculty development, or publicly-engaged scholarship. During the 2020-21AY, the P3 will sponsor two Faculty Learning Communities, providing administrative and technical support to organizers while each group sets its own agenda, goals, and activity for the year.
Join other faculty colleagues for an afternoon of focused, uninterrupted writing at the RU-N "Write-On-Site"! This initiative is part of our effort to build a community of writers across the university through biweekly drop-in sessions devoted to writing. If you are pushing ahead on any writing projects this fall, we invite you to drop in.
LINKEDIN OR LEFT OUT WEBINAR WORKSHOP
Join us for "LinkedIn or Left Out," a webinar designed to introduce LinkedIn as a powerful professional resource for professional and networking opportunities, and as a way to demonstrate your expertise and thought leadership.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSITY
NCFDD is a nationally-recognized faculty development center serving over 80,000 members from over 450 colleges and universities in the United States. With the support of the Chancellor's Office and the university's Faculty Diversity Collaborative, we are pleased to provide FREE individual accounts to all RU-N faculty, instructors, postdocs, and PhD students.
Friday Flow is a multi-session writing workshop for faculty and advanced PhD candidates. Similar to the Dissertation Bootcamp, this facilitated workshop is intended to provide participants with a quiet space to write without distractions or interruptions, in the company of a community of like-minded peers and experts on call, in order to make substantial progress on dissertation or major grant proposal writing.
READY, SET, FLOW ACADEMIC WRITING RETREAT
In this day-long, facilitated retreat, Writing Coach and Retreat Facilitator Michelle Boyd, Founder of InkWell Academic Writing Retreats, will teach participants the secret to making the most of a writing session, regardless of how long it lasts. By the end of the retreat, participants will have a clearer sense of their summer writing goals and will be able to quickly decide what to focus on every time they sit down to write.
Learn more about mentee, mentor, and peer-mentor opportunities
Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Rutgers Connection Network Mentoring Program (RCN) is designed to increase the engagement and scholarly productivity of Rutgers faculty by providing the infrastructure, training, and facilitation that enable faculty to participate in effective and collaborative mentoring partnerships with faculty beyond the departmental level.
For more information contact, Yvonne Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance management and professional skills
Activate FREE LinkedIn Learning account
The Learning and Development unit in University Human Resources offers programs for faculty and staff that foster continuous learning and align with the strategic goals of the university. Programs offer practical approaches to managing work and career through workshops, certificate programs and online resources that are available during normal work hours, and vary in length.
For more information contact, Teri Hyatt at email@example.com
LinkedIn Learning, an upgraded platform of Lynda.com, features thousands of video tutorials and training resources about business, technology, and creative skills. This platform offers industry-leading content and courses taught by expert instructors in leadership, project management, graphic design, and more. Courses range from beginner to advanced and can be taken to obtain a professional certificate or learn more about a personal hobby. Rutgers provides free access to LinkedIn Learning for active faculty, staff, and students.
Learn more about additional Writing Support
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs offers a variety of resources and events every academic year to support faculty writing from help creating accountability for wiring projects to dedicating time and space for focused writing.
Resources for faculty are available at
Become a more effective leader, communicator, and negotiator
The Oasis Leadership and Professional Development program is designed to advance a gender diverse faculty by providing opportunities for all academic women to enhance their leadership, communication and negotiation skills; build stronger networks. Open to all female faculty, university-wide from all disciplines, career tracks, and stages.
For more information contact, Joanne Cattafesta at firstname.lastname@example.org