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Center for Faculty Development


The Center for Faculty Development hosts and offers workshops and webinars in teaching, research development, and professional development to support the full spectrum of duties of both faculty and staff members.

February 2020

Panelists Jacob Breland, Frank Heitmuller, Bonnie Nicholson, and Julie Reid will offer insight into the 4 P’s of applying for promotion and tenure—Plan, Predict, Partner, and Prepare. This session focuses on best practices for putting together a dossier, writing the narrative essay, and soliciting feedback before submission. This panel is designed for those who will be submitting promotion and tenure applications in the fall, but all are welcome to attend!

Register below and join us in the Liberal Arts Building room 203, on Wednesday, February 19 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. A Zoom option will be available for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

Questions? Email CFDFREEMississippi or call 601.266.4196.

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There are two different workshops offered this spring. You may register for one or both:

  • Data Entry and Managing Your Activities
    February 19, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:30 am | Cook Library 110
  • Creating Your CV and Customized Reports
    February 21, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:30 am | Cook Library 110

Annual Evaluations will be administered through Digital Measures Workflow. These workshops will cover data entry, creating custom reports, and demonstrate the annual evaluation report.

Training session schedule for the Gulf Park campus is TBA.

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The Graduate School will host an Effective Mentorship Lunch and Learn Workshop on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from noon to 1:00 pm in the Thad Cochran Center Room 218 A/B.  The format will be a panel discussion on the key elements of effective mentorship. The panel will share experiences, challenges, and best practices to build the mentee and mentor relationship. Boxed lunches will be provided for those who register.

Interested faculty may register for the workshop and select a meal by clicking the button below:

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The deadline for registration is 5:00 pm, Thursday, February 6, in order to have adequate time to submit the food order to Aramark.

In response to calls from faculty for increased development opportunities for online teaching and learning, we are pleased to announce an Online Learning Summit to be held on the Hattiesburg campus on Monday, February 24th (no classes meet that day, as it is the first day of Mardi Gras Holiday). Please mark your calendar and join us!

February 24, 2020 | 8:00 - 5:00 pm | Asbury Hall 119

Registration Deadline: February 17, 2020

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You know that a sense of belonging is an important factor for student success and retention. But it is also difficult to measure. Because this conversation is so new, there are few models to follow. How do you start gathering data and using it to promote a greater sense of student belonging on campus?

Join us online and learn how St. Cloud State University is leading the way in measuring student belonging. They’ve designed a survey for all first-year students that assesses social and academic belonging, and they’ve been able to identify how belonging (along with factors like GPA or demographic data) predicts retention.

You’ll receive a copy of the survey, and you’ll get advice on how to use survey results to design more targeted interventions involving students, faculty, residence hall directors, and student advisors. After participating in this online training, you will be able to use data to start designing more targeted interventions for student belonging.


  1. St. Cloud State’s Story – Get context for how increasing student belonging can also increase retention rates.
  2. Designing and Implementing a Belonging Survey – Learn the 20 survey questions that measure student belonging. See survey results from the last two years.
  3. Using the Survey Data to Design Student Interventions – Learn how you can use the survey results to create targeted interventions across campus that promote belonging and engagement for students, faculty, and staff.

When & Where?
February 27, 2020  |  12:00 - 1:00 pm
International Center 319  |  Hattiesburg Campus
Academic Success Center Room 204  |  Gulf Park Campus

Registration is not required, but you can click the link below to have a reminder sent to you the day before. If you have any questions, please email the CFD at CFDFREEMississippi or call 601.266.4196.

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March 2020


Join the Office of Research Administration for an overview of common grant proposal elements, including budgets. We’ll also discuss how to submit a proposal through USM and resources available for assistance.

Presenter: Marcia Landen, Office of Research Administration
Wednesday, March 4, 2020  |  1:00 – 2:30 pm  |  International Center 319

A Zoom option will be available for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

Questions? Email or call 601.266.4196.

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #9638
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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