Learn about opportunities for networking and leadership development.
The Multicultural Faculty Group, the Association for Women Faculty, and the African American Faculty-Staff Organization host receptions, meetings, and networking hours for faculty to get together informally and make connections across NC State. The Association for Women Faculty organizes monthly no-host networking hours at restaurants adjacent to campus. The Multicultural Faculty Group organizes a reception once per year, along with opportunities for smaller groups to get together. The Multicultural Faculty Group provides a Google Group for faculty cross-cultural, multicultural and interaction through electronic networking. The African American Faculty-Staff Organization (AAFSO) meets several times per year for informal gatherings and programs with speakers. For information about AAFSO, please contact Joanne Woodard.
Assistant Professors’ Community
The Assistant Professors’ Community focuses on topics of particular interest to assistant professors It is an informal brown bag lunch discussion group open to all faculty. The group meets three times per semester for panel discussions with senior faculty over lunch.
Leadership Development Workshops
NC State offers a leadership development workshop series for faculty called “Leadership for a Diverse Campus“. This workshop series encourages tenured faculty to consider pursuing roles such as department head and dean and provides information about what these positions entail and their rewards and challenges, through readings and discussions with faculty and administrators in these roles. BRIDGES is an intensive leadership development workshop series for women faculty and administrators in North Carolina. The Climate Workshop Series for Academic Department Heads provides an opportunity for department heads to work in a small group to understand the climate in their department and develop strategies for building a collegial, welcoming environment within their own department.