Faculty Professional Development
Center for Faculty Leadership and Development (CFLD)
The Center for Faculty Leadership and Development (CFLD) brings faculty together to promote collaboration and provide programs aimed at identifying and supporting faculty-driven initiatives. CFLD offers communities of practice and professional development opportunities in a variety of areas including teaching and learning, scholarship and mentoring, leadership and engagement, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Visit the CFLD website to register for upcoming teaching and learning workshops.
Center for Faculty Leadership and Development
Faculty Development Leave Program
Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
The purpose of Faculty Development Leave is to enable faculty members to engage in study, research, writing, field observation, and similar projects to improve public higher education. Before applying, faculty should consult with their respective chair and dean regarding intention to submit a proposal for development leave. The proposal development leave packet requires an updated CV and a proposal. Proposals should not exceed five pages, not including the appendix. The proposal should include the following:
- an overview of the proposed effort and significance;
- a proposed plan and activities, including approach and/or methods;
- how the leave will enhance your development;
- anticipated benefits to the department or program, college or school, and university;
- alignment with the strategic advantages, goals or initiatives in the university strategic plan;
- description of collaborators, mentors, or sponsors, if applicable;
- expected outcomes and contributions to established body of work in the field, e.g., publications, exhibitions, research proposals or new program or course development; and a
- letter of invitation from the host.
Provost's Faculty Fellows
Provost Faculty Fellow positions are now open for the 2021-2022 academic year. Application Deadline: May 17, 2021.
The Faculty Fellow positions are designed to provide leadership and administrative experience, as well as mentorship, to faculty members seeking to explore leadership roles in higher education administration. The faculty offer perspective, guidance and vision to the administrative offices that they serve. Faculty Fellows work closely with campus leaders on projects to promote UTEP’s mission, goals, and strategic plan.
Applications are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time lecturers, clinical faculty, faculty of instruction, and faculty of practice. Faculty interested in serving as a Faculty Fellow should provide a curriculum vita and a 1-2 page cover letter describing:
(1) their interests and relevant experience related to one of the designated areas,
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Work on a team to plan and define strategic actions for institutionalization of DEI. The ideal candidate has a proven record working on DEI issues, e.g., through advocacy, scholarship, or appointments to committees working on DEI issues.
- Communication for Student Success initiatives: Inform and work collaboratively across the university to develop key messaging and branding to promote student success, including, but not limited to, the UTEP Edge, academic programs and services offered through the Entering Student Experience, and student transfers. The ideal candidate brings an asset-based framework to this work and is passionate about improving outcomes for all students.
- Curriculum Effectiveness and Improvement: Lead faculty efforts across high-demand core course areas in enhancing engagement through immersive experiences in the community, active-learning pedagogy, and focus on key outcomes. The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching and pedagogy in core courses.
- Community-Engaged Scholarship (CES): Lead efforts to support faculty community-engaged scholarship through the community of community-engaged scholars for new faculty and the provision of training, workshops and talks related to CES competencies. The ideal candidate has experience in areas such as partnership development; experience in the integration of research, teaching and service; and experience in grant development. The CES faculty fellow will serve on the Provost’s Community Engagement Council and will work closely with the Center for Community Engagement.
(2) their unique abilities/talents to contribute to these areas, and
(3) the relationships between this opportunity and their future professional goals.
Program Eligibility Guidelines
Current 2020-2021 Faculty Fellows
Faculty Incentive Program for Fellowship Recipients
A University faculty member who is awarded a fellowship and who meets the conditions outlined may elect to remain appointed at the faculty member's full nine-month academic salary for the duration of the approved fellowship.
Evidence Based-Teaching Practice
A partnership between the Office of the Provost and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) has established a cohort of faculty to take part in an academic year-long program that will enhance the instructional skills shown to best promote student motivation, learning and persistence. The cohort is being facilitated by Dr. Cigdem V. Sirin, Director of the UTEP Center for Faculty Leadership and Development (CFLD). This initiative is part of our continuing effort to invest in our faculty in our mission to provide students with access to excellent educational opportunities.
How to Apply for the 2021-2022 Cohort