The Center for Faculty Engagement & Advancement (CFEA) offers a number of opportunities and services to help faculty members at every stage of their careers.
New Faculty Orientation
New Faculty Orientation is held on campus each August for all new full-time faculty hires. The program is designed to prepare new faculty to serve in their positions by introducing them to Stevens’ unique culture, sharing relevant policies, procedures, and expectations, and connecting them with key contacts on campus. New faculty meet and learn from current faculty, staff and administrators. Information that new faculty receive at orientation is complemented by a set of trainings accessible through the New Faculty Orientation online course in which all new faculty hires are enrolled.
Through on-campus workshops and seminars, the CFEA provides a wide variety of information to help faculty members reach their unique professional development goals.
To further support the growth of the faculty at Stevens, the CFEA is working to provide a comprehensive leadership development program for faculty. The goal is to provide high-quality and up-to-date resources, training and development opportunities to faculty and staff to enhance performance and to set the stage for career advancement.
With support from the Office of the Provost and the deans of each school and college, the CFEA provides faculty members with the information, guidance, resources and connections needed to set them on a path to long and productive careers as they progress to national and international prominence in their fields.
A Teaching Circle is an informal and regular discussion among a group of colleagues who share common concerns and interests related to teaching. Teaching Circles are working groups in which colleagues generate and share ideas related to teaching, offer resolutions to problems, and advise one another. Teaching Circle members discuss concepts related to the foundations of teaching and learning, share best practices, examine current issues, and consider future trends.
Informal observations of teaching can be extremely effective in helping to enhance teaching performance. The CFEA offers the opportunity for interested faculty to be observed by members of our Teaching Advisory Board, all of whom have consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching. These experienced faculty will observe classes at the request of individual instructor, with the goal of providing feedback on teaching practices and suggesting ways to improve those practices, if appropriate.
Through online workshops and seminars, the center provides a wide variety of information to help faculty members reach their unique professional development goals. Currently, there are more than 250 online seminars that address critical issues facing faculty and administrators.
Faculty Success Program
To support our goal to support faculty members on their quest to be productive scholars, the CFEA offers sponsorship to select tenure-stream faculty members to enroll in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Faculty Success Program.
Award Application Support
The CFEA offers support to faculty members in their applications for competitive national and international awards. Through this effort we raise campus-wide awareness of award opportunities and aim to help Stevens faculty members earn the external recognition that they deserve.