Scientists Seeking Scientists
The Scientists Seeking Scientists bulletin board facilitates connections between researchers who are looking for assistance, expertise, or mentorship to push their careers and research programs forward. Requests or offers may include, but are not limited to, reviewing manuscripts or grant proposals, research collaborations, mentorship, or technical expertise. New requests and offers will be listed in the monthly newsletter. All postings can be accessed at any time by visiting the bulletin board. Please contact Maggie Berg with any questions.
Join an MSI Writing Group
After a successful pilot year, the Microbial Systems Initiative is organizing another round of MSI writing groups for the 2022-2023 academic year. If you have never been a part of a writing group before, you might be wondering what it is and why you might join one. Adrienne Antonson, assistant professor of animal sciences, and Chris Gaulke, assistant professor of pathobiology, shared their thoughts on how the MSI writing groups were a boon to their productivity and career development. Learn more.
Contact Maggie Berg if you are interested in joining a group in the spring. Groups meet weekly on Zoom for 90 minutes. The first 20-30 minutes is spent discussing progress and goals before participants turn off their cameras and microphones to “write-on-site” for an hour.
Spring 2023 Writing Groups
- Wednesdays, Jan. 18 – May 31, 9-10:30 a.m. (faculty)
Webinar Series: Getting Started at Illinois
The “Getting Started at Illinois” webinar series provided support to new and early-career faculty to help ease their transition to the University of Illinois campus and set them up for success on the tenure track and beyond. Each webinar was led by a panel of established investigators who shared their experiences and lessons learned regarding research, teaching, and service. Please contact Maggie Berg to receive access to the webinar recordings.
- Sept. 9, 2020 – Introduction to the University of Illinois
- Oct. 14, 2020 – Major Milestones Toward Tenure
- Nov. 11, 2020 – Teaching and Mentoring
- Dec. 9, 2020 – How to Decide Whether to Say “Yes” or “No” When Opportunity Knocks
Professional Development Resources from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Did you know the University of Illinois is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)? NCFDD provides all Illinois faculty, staff and students free access to a number of programs and resources like the Monday Motivator weekly email series, featuring topics such as “The Art of Saying ‘No.'” We encourage everyone to take advantage of our institutional membership and use the professional development services provided by the NCFDD.
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
IHSI offers a wide range of experiences for faculty, students, clinicians, and professionals. These specialized courses, programs, and research experiences foster innovation and growth for our research community.
- Grant Seeking Programs to help identify research opportunities and respond to local and national funding priorities.
- Professional Courses including hands-on learning for biomedical researchers and professionals.
- Student Fellowships & Programs for those of all backgrounds and majors. Gain experience while making an impact in the lab, clinic, and community.
Office of the Provost
The Provost’s Office is committed to supporting development and mentoring opportunities which are vital to the success of faculty. They provide a variety of resources and programs to foster the growth and development of faculty careers.
- Annual Faculty Retreat (coordinated by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning)
- Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders at Illinois
- Faculty Women in the Classroom Conversation Group
- Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (FWCA)
- Illinois New Faculty Orientation (INFO)
- Mentoring Matters at Illinois Workshop Series
- National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
- Online Learning Consortium (Illinois maintains a membership to this resource. Create an account using @illinois.edu e-mail address to access full benefits.)
- Provost Fellows Program
- Purdue University Conference for Assistant Professors (previously called Conference for Pre-tenure Women)
- Reading Day Workshops for Assistant Professors
- Teaching Resources
- Thriving as an Associate Professor Seminar Series
- Through the Faculty Ranks Series