Non-Tenure Track Faculty Community

The Non-Tenure Track Faculty Community is an informal discussion group open to all faculty, with a special emphasis on issues of importance to non-tenure track faculty. The learning community meets approximately three times each semester to discuss topics related to faculty life and professional development. It provides an informal setting to meet other faculty and discuss issues of common interest to those in non-tenure track positions. The intent is to enhance faculty experience and provide an ongoing discussion group. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of faculty experience and help make connections with people in many different spheres of the university.


To Register

Please register on the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) Event Registration Form for upcoming meetings!

Better Response in Less Time: Three Digitally-Enabled Methods for Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing

On Friday, October 10th, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the OFD Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405), Chris Anson, Distinguished University Professor of English and Director of the Campus Writing & Speaking Program will present Better Response in Less Time: Three Digitally-Enabled Methods for Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing.
Responding to student writing: it’s one of the most important faculty responsibilities for students’ development, yet it’s also the most time-consuming and difficult. Providing feedback on the papers from a single assignment in a typical class—whether to foster revision or to evaluate a final product—can take the better part of a day. How can we work more efficiently without denying students the careful, rich, meaning-based response they deserve? In this session, Dr. Anson will describe and demonstrate three methods for doing so, using the affordances of new digital technologies. In addition, he will briefly share some ongoing research that he has been engaged in to test the effectiveness of one of the methods.

NTT Career Progression at NC State

 NTT Career Progression at NC State

Wednesday, February 11, 2015. 10:00-11:30 am, OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)
Betsy E. Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Barbara Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, will present and discuss statistics regarding promotion and career progression among NTT faculty at NC State.

Information Session on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Promotions

 This is a session devoted to the promotion process for non-tenure track (NTT) faculty with professorial rank.  Interested NTT faculty, department heads and RPT department and college administrators are encouraged to attend.  This session will be offered on February 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Dabney Hall, Room 220.  

Creating a Professional Online Presence as an Academic

Jessalyn Strauss, Assistant Professor of Communication, Elon University, will present Creating a Professional Online Presence as an Academic(Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:15-11:45, OFD Conference Room — 405 Clark Hall). Wondering how you can use web sites and social media to your advantage as an academic? This presentation will walk you through some of the more well-known web sites (Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Academia.Edu, and others) as well as give some advice on how social media such as Twitter can help you make contacts for research purposes and distribute your research to an interested audience. The presentation will also discuss the pros and cons of creating a personal website for these purposes.

Past Workshops

Positioning yourself as a leader on the non-tenure track: Monday, February 10th, 2014, 1:30-3:00 p.m., OFD Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405); Workshop participants will learn about the career paths of two non-tenure track faculty in administrative/faculty positions. Key competencies and challenges associated with obtaining leadership positions will be identified. Opportunities for leadership development willbe presented and a participant visioning activity will be conducted.

General Information Sessions for the 2014-2015 Non-Tenure Track Promotion Process: February 27, 2014, 9:00-10:00 am, Monteith Research Center, room 136. This session is devoted to the promotion process for non-tenure track (NTT) faculty with professorial rank. Interested NTT faculty, deans, department heads and RPT departmental and college administrators are encouraged to attend.

Discussing promotion with your department head.  Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:30-3:00 pm, OFD conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405)In this interactive session, department heads and non-tenure track faculty members who have been through the promotion process will discuss their own experiences and answer questions from other non-tenure track faculty members considering having this conversation with their department heads. 

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