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FED Services

Faculty Engagement and Development offers services in three key areas:


High Quality Programming

The Office for Faculty Engagement and Development (FED) is a faculty-driven, administratively supported organization that will provide high quality programming and appropriate resources to support the continual professional development and successful career progression of faculty members at UH. Services offered by the FED shall address the specific needs of faculty members at various stages in their academic career, such as programming designed to help faculty members increase their research and scholarship productivity, mentorship programs to provide advice and guidance on career matters including promotion and tenure, training to enhance their teaching and instructional skills, as well as being a conduit for information and potential opportunities through which faculty members can engage in professional service activities to the University and the broader community.

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National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development Institutional Membership (NCFDD)

Through the University of Houston’s institutional membership, all faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring. The services are provided by highly trained and successful mentors that offer a confidential “safe space” for problem solving and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  It’s all about learning the secrets to increasing your research productivity, getting control of your time, and living a full and healthy life.

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Faculty Success Program

The highly acclaimed program is an intensive 15-week virtual boot camp offered through the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) that combines empirically tested methods, coaching, peer discussions, and accountability tools to help academics thrive in their careers and achieve work-life balance.

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Magna Commons

Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource for faculty and administrators. The University of Houston has a yearly subscription, which means the entire campus has on-demand access to a library of the best Magna Online Seminars. Because all seminars are online, users can access this resource whenever and wherever they are. Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a smartphone.

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