Assistant Professors' Community (APC)

The Assistant Professors’ Community is an informal discussion group open to all faculty, with a special emphasis on issues of importance to assistant professors. The learning community will meet approximately three times each semester to discuss topics related to teaching, research, and faculty life. It will provide an informal setting to meet other faculty and discuss issues of common interest to those who are teaching, conducting research, and working toward tenure.

The intent is to enhance faculty experience and provide an ongoing discussion group for faculty working toward promotion or tenure. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of faculty experience and help make connections with people in many different spheres of the university.


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





  • August 2009: Panel of Outstanding Teachers: What Do You Do to Start the Semester Off Right?
  • October 2009: Tactics for Getting Grants Funded Beyond the Technical Content
  • November 2009: Preparing a Dossier
  • January 2010: Panel of Representatives of College RPT Committees
  • February 2010: Balancing Research and Writing Time with Other Responsibilities
  • April 2010: Effective Networking - Strategies for Approaching People and Selling your Capabilities/Ideas




Advisory Board

  • Betsy Brown, Office of Faculty Development
  • Michael Dickey, Chemical Engineering
  • Joy Gayles, Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education
  • Christine Grant, College of Engineering
  • Steffen Heber, Bioinformatics
  • Hoon Joo Lee, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
  • Terri Long, Plant Biology
  • Marce Lorenzen, Entomology
  • Jim Martin, Chemistry
  • Melissa Pasquinelli, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
  • Pradip Pramaik, Proposal Development Unit
  • Roderick Rejesus, Agriculture and Resource Economics
  • Tao Xie, Computer Science

Previous Advisory Board members

  • Nancy Fire, Office of Faculty Development
  • Janice Wells, Social Work
  • Colleen Wiessner, Adult Education

If you would like to serve on the Advisory Board, please contact Marcia Gumpertz.