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Faculty Development

New Faculty Programs

Assisting new faculty in making a successful transition to Butler is one of the most important responsibilities of the faculty development program. New faculty have opportunities throughout the academic year to talk with faculty about teaching strategies, programs of the University and the colleges, evaluating student learning, and developing and maintaining a plan of professional scholarship, research, and creative work.

New Faculty Orientation: A two-day session, August 14-15, 2017, designed to allow new faculty members of the Butler community to meet other faculty new to the University. 


2017-18 New Faculty Academy Lunch Series: All sessions take place from noon-1 p.m.  in Atherton 111 (the University Club). Lunch tickets are always provided.


Thursday, August 31 – “Public Safety at Butler”

Wednesday, September 13 – “Diversity and Inclusion at Butler”

Tuesday, October 10 – “Establishing Healthy Habits and Preventing Burnout”

Tuesday, October 31 – “Taking the Fear out of Course Evaluations”

Monday, November 13 – “Managing Difficult Classroom Situations”

Tuesday, January 23 – “Tips and Resources for Productive Scholarship”

Wednesday, February 14 – “Getting Your Students to ‘Love’ Participating in Class”

Thursday, March 22 – “Preparing Your Faculty Activity Report (FAR) and Interpreting Your IDEA Results”

Tuesday, April 10 – “Tips for a Productive Summer”


To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility, please contact Rebecca DeGrazia at or at 317-940-8558. Please allow two weeks’ advance notice in order to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks’ notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided.