Faculty Development & Support

Join an MSI Co-working Group

Stay on track with your writing or other projects by joining an MSI co-working group. Co-working can help you accomplish your writing goals while building connections and camaraderie with other MSI researchers. The groups will meet weekly over Zoom for 90 minutes. The first 20-30 minutes will be for informal networking and peer mentorship, followed by an hour of co-working (i.e., independently writing grant proposals, publications, or working on other projects). Weekly attendance is encouraged but not required. 

Co-working groups are taking a break for the summer. Contact Maggie Berg if you are interested in joining a group in the fall.


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.

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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.


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.