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!


Spring 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017. How to Construct an Effective Statement of Mutual Expectations (SME)

405 Clark Hall

Come learn from department heads and experienced faculty who will share strategies on how to construct an effective Statement of Mutual Expectations (SME). Learn tips to position yourself for promotion by aligning your SME with departmental standards, addressing appropriate realms of responsibility, documenting your teaching and research, being intentional about ways to contribute, demonstrating leadership, and ensuring your contributions are recognized.
Panel: Dr. Lisa Bullard (Teaching Prof., Chemical & Biomolec. Engineering), Dr. Tommy Holden (Dept. Head and Teaching Assoc. Prof., Health & Exercise Studies), Dr. Herle McGowan (Teaching Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Statistics)

Monday, March 13, 2017. Finding grants for SoTL research

405 Clark Hall

Are you looking for funding opportunities that support doing research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)? Participants in this session will learn how to locate and choose from the variety of funding resources which include: internal & external, federal, disciplinary, professional associations, and more. You will also learn about the wide scope of SoTL research and how to prioritize factors to consider related to publication or presentation.
Speakers: Dr. Doug James and Dr. Erin Robinson, Office of Faculty Development


Tuesday, April 4, 2017. How to brand yourself successfully in the department
405 Clark Hall
 While NC State has a parallel track for Non-Tenure Track progression, navigating that path and interactions with other faculty in the department can still pose challenges. Come hear from a panel of faculty who will share strategies on how to position and brand yourself for success. Join us to discuss how to engage with colleagues in research, departmental responsibilities, teaching duties, and strategies to create a sense of belonging and respect among your faculty colleagues.

Panel:  Dr. Diane Chapman (Teaching Prof., College of Education; OFD Director); Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams (Teaching Assoc. Prof., Chemistry); Dr. Gary Mathews (Teaching Assoc. Prof., Foreign Lang. & Lit.)

Past Workshops

Fall 2016

October 20, 2016. Success Strategies for NTT Promotion. Diane Chapman, Gary Mathews, Lisa Bullard.

November 4, 2016. Best Practices in Innovative Teaching. Presenters: Bethany Smith, Edwin Lindsay, Maria Gallardo-Williams.

Spring 2016

February 2, 2016. Time-saving Technology.  Bethany Smith, Director of College of Education Media and Education Technology Resource Center

March 2, 2016. Microaggressions in the Academy. Tracey Ray, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity

April 1, 2016. COACHE Survey Data on NTT Faculty. Katharine Stewart, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Nancy Whelchel, Associate Director for Survey Research

Fall 2015

September 22, 2015. Strengthening your SME to Enhance your NTT Career. Lisa Bullard, Teaching Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

October 7, 2015. Using Learning Analytics to Make Informed Choices about your Teaching.  Ashley Grantham and Erin Robinson.

October 23, 2015. Non-tenure Track Faculty Members at NC State: A Conversation with Dr. Katharine Stewart, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.


October 10, 2014. Better Response in Less Time: Three Digitally-Enabled Methods for Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing. Chris Anson, Distinguished University Professor of English and Director of the Campus Writing & Speaking Program.

February 11, 2015.  NTT Career Progression at NC State. Betsy E. Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Barbara Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
February 25, 2015. Information Session on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Promotions, Betsy E. Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
March 3, 2015. Creating a Professional Online Presence as an Academic. ]Jessalyn Strauss, Assistant Professor of Communication, Elon University.

February 10, 2014. Positioning yourself as a leader on the non-tenure track

February 27, 2014. General Information Sessions for the 2014-2015 Non-Tenure Track Promotion Process

March 4, 2014. Discussing promotion with your department head.  

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