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 mentorship, and engagement.
Center for Faculty Leadership and Development
Faculty Development Leave Program
Application Deadline: Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are due on January 15, 2023.
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 (if applicable).
Review and Selection Timeline
January 15: Application deadline
January 20-26: Department chair review of applicants via Faculty Success reporting system
January 27-Feb 3: Dean review of applicants via Faculty Success reporting system
February 6-Feb 16: FDL committee application review period
February 17: FDL committee recommendation due to Provost
March 1: Notification of selection sent to deans and department chairs
March 15: Notification of selection sent to awardees
Provost's Faculty Fellows
Application Deadline: Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are due on February 17, 2023.
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.
Eligibility, submission process, and the areas of focus for the 2023-2024 academic year will be posted by January 2023.
Current 2022-2023 Provost's 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.