- Onboarding/New Faculty Orientation
Based on climate data from 2016 (COACHE), our office provides ongoing efforts to improve the onboarding experience for new faculty. These efforts include communications and promotions of onboarding events, providing content, and suggesting improvements to programming.
- Increased Assessment of Faculty Affairs Events
In an effort to improve our services, our office has increased assessments of events. Feedback is requested for office-related events as well as events we help sponsor. Data from this feedback has resulted in changes in topic offerings, program, and event details.
- Faculty Recruitment
In collaboration with Human Resources, our office provides workshops on best practices in faculty searches and hiring to guide academic units in conducting an effective and efficient search. Launched in fall 2018, these workshops are offered each semester and share national best practices, tools, and resources. For the 2019-2020 academic year, we partnered with three faculty from the theatre department to redesign the workshops to include a live skit and discussion.
- Tools to Improve Departmental Climate
Piloted as a course in spring 2019, The Dialogues, offered tools and activities to use in group settings to improve unit agency. In fall 2019, the most effective exercises and activities from the spring course were shared in campus workshops.
- Activities to Improve Work-Life Integration
Based on data from 2016 (COACHE), our office continues to promote activities that improve work-life integration. From providing content to programs to recommending changes to current policies and procedures, our office understands the importance of and encourages a life-friendly work environment.
- Targeted Initiatives to Support Non-Tenure Track Faculty
For 2019-2020, our office focused more attention to addressing the needs of part-time instructors, lecturers, faculty-in-residence, and research faculty.
- Fairness in Advancement
We have created tools and guides to support departments in developing clear and transparent tenure and/or promotion standards/guidelines for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty. Our office will continue to work with departments and colleges to create fair processes for advancement.
- Networking and Community
In addition to offering professional development programming, the UNLV Faculty Center serves as a space for faculty affinity groups to network, meet, and host events.
- Leadership Development
The curriculum of the Leadership Development Academy and chair training workshops have been improved to include more content related to faculty diversity topics.