Pillar IV: Assemble and Support a Distinguishing Faculty
Pillar IV Progress
Faculty Participation in Research Leadership Development Programs
Faculty Participation in Leadership in Academic Matters
Faculty COACHE Survey
Faculty Won Six Researach Proposals
In conjunction with the Data Science Institute, faculty won six research proposals including from NIH, NSF, DHS, US Navy
Continuation of the Successful Leadership in Academic Matters (LAM) Program
50 faculty and administrators participated, representing seven schools, the library and four academic units.
All participants for every session indicated that they “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that they left the workshops with increased understanding and/or knowledge.
Faculty Leadership Development Programs
Pilot programs of several new faculty leadership development programs were conducted in an effort to identify how best to support the professional and leadership development of faculty across all stages of their career.
- Mid-career Faculty Mentoring Program for newly tenured faculty members to receive peer mentoring
- Faculty Guides—faculty who will help fellow faculty members understand school and provost level policies, and how those policies might be relevant to them.
- Multi-session change leadership program for cohort of faculty and staff: 28 participants in first pilot.
Faculty National & International Awards
1 elected into American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards
Streamline the Faculty Search Process
- Created a partnership between Offices of the Executive Vice President and Provost and Equal Opportunity Programs to eliminate redundant training programs and implement best practices for conducting an inclusive search
- Held a Recruitment Summit to increase coordination and leverage the efforts of multiple offices including Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Human Resources, University Communications, Executive Search Group, and Equal Opportunity Programs'
- Revised and expanded New Faculty Orientation program
- Created specialized Faculty Search Seminars for department chairs
Instituted several pilot studies of incoming and departing faculty to enhance future faculty recruitment efforts including an exit study of faculty who voluntary leave the University, survey of faculty finalists who received offers for a tenure or tenure-track position, and a survey of all new faculty when they arrive.
Tournament of Ideas
Hosted a Tournament of Ideas related to dual faculty hiring and hiring and retaining women in STEM/SBS. The top ideas will be further developed for implementation.
Safer Grounds Initiative
Safer Grounds initiative: a partnership with Facilities Management and the Office of the Architect to enhance lighting and access for women faculty and students who access labs after dark and inform future building renovation and design projects to positively impact the sense of place for women faculty and students.
Academic Search Portal
Created an Academic Search Portal that provides information on effective recruitment practices to faculty search committee members and candidates:
- Provide best practice resources to enhance hiring and mitigate bias
- Widely used by UVa faculty, across the U.S. and internationally
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Data Science Institute
The Data Science Institute partnered both directly and indirectly in the hiring of seventeen faculty members and postdocs in departments housed in both the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, including: