New Series for Early Career Faculty: Productive Pathways to Promotion

To compliment your college/school mentoring program and events sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is excited to announce its year-long program and community specifically designed to support early career, tenure-track (TT) and non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty. Clear expectations, strategic planning, mastering academic time management, maintaining work-life balance, and cultivating a healthy support system are essential to thriving in academe. The “Pathways” program includes a series of six focused sessions and additional support opportunities throughout the academic year, all designed to provide the information, perspectives, strategies, and support needed to successfully prepare for the critical year review, promotion, and tenure at Chapman.

Who Can Attend: Full-time, early career TT and NTT faculty. Mid-career faculty are welcome to attend any session.

When: The second Friday of every month; 12:00-1:30pm (join us for as long as you can); lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register for each session using the links provided below.

Where: Orange campus, with simulcast at Rinker

See below for the list of upcoming session dates and topics. Registration information and additional details will be provided prior to each session.

Session #1: Every Term Needs a Plan

Learn strategies for effective goal setting and aligning your time with your priorities.

Friday, October 13, 12:00-1:30pm


Session #2: Organizing for Success

Learn strategies for gathering and organizing portfolio artifacts, assessing the functionality of your workspace, and keeping your CV up to date.

Friday, November 10, 12:00-1:30pm


Session #3: Documenting Teaching Effectiveness

Learn how to align your teaching statement and portfolio artifacts to demonstrate teaching effectiveness and efforts towards continuous improvement.

Friday, December 8, 12:00-1:30pm Register here


Session #4: Faculty Panel & Social Networking

Join us for a Q&A with colleagues who have successfully completed the review/promotion process.

Friday, January 19, 12:00-2:00pm Register here


Session #5: Scholarly and Creative Works (Being Intentional)

Learn strategies for being productive and intentional in meeting scholarly work requirements, and for removing barriers to productivity.

Friday, February 9, 12:00-1:30pm Register here


Session #6: Using Interfolio to Build Your Portfolio

Hosted by OFA – join us for a hands-on session on how to use the Interfolio platform.

Friday, March 8, 12:00-1:30pm Register here


Session #7: Service and More: Avoiding Burnout

Learn strategies for managing the constant pull of service to maintain a focus on the priorities established for years 1-3; explore the relationship between self-care and productivity.

Friday, April 12, 12:00-1:30pm Register here


Session #8: Strategizing for a Productive Summer 

Close out the year by reflecting on your progress and maximizing your time this summer to meet your goals. Join your peers to celebrate your success over the past year!

Friday, May 10, 12:00-2:00pm Register here

Please reach out to us at with any questions or for more information.