Faculty Development

Faculty play a central role in the University of Pittsburgh, and the Office of the Provost provides a number of professional development opportunities to promote faculty success at Pitt. A variety of career and professional development workshops, centers, and other resources are available to faculty through the Faculty Offices of the Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning.

Additionally, in order to help prepare Pitt faculty to become strong and successful academic leaders, in addition to providing current academic leaders with the tools and resources they need, the Office of the Provost offers a number of programs and events designed to promote and strengthen academic leadership. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

Pitt's institutional member status with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization, enables you to take advantage of the online career development and mentoring resources it provides for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

Institutional Mentoring Program Across a CommuniTy of Color (IMPACT)

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Institutional Mentoring Program Across a CommuniTy of Color, IMPACT, is a program for faculty of color focused on networking, mentoring, and community building. Deans and regional campus presidents nominate new (and junior) faculty of color to participate in this program.

ACC Academic Leaders Network (ALN)

The ACC Academic Leaders Network (ALN) program is an exciting collaborative leadership program for faculty at ACC institutions who aspire to leadership roles in higher education.

Executive Leadership Training (ELiTe)

Executive Leadership Training (ELiTe) is a program developed by the Office of the Provost for chairs, associate deans, and vice presidents. This program is designed to build leadership skills of participating executives and foster a deeper awareness and understanding of their roles within the larger University context.

Women IN Academic Leadership (WIN-AL)

Women IN Academic Leadership (WIN-AL) is a program for full-time tenured or appointment stream mid-career women faculty who are leaders or aspiring leaders at the University of Pittsburgh.

University Center for Teaching and Learning

The University Center for Teaching and Learning, with support from the Office of the Provost, strives to inspire excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities at the University of Pittsburgh. View a snapshot of the resources, tools, and support it offers.

Additional Faculty Development Opportunities

Additional career and professional development workshops, orientations, and meetings are also hosted by the Office of the Provost.