Professional Development

Activities and Applications

Professional Development Series

This year, the FDO is offering 29 sessions addressing research, teaching, advising, collaboration, and much more!

Faculty Inquiry Project 

The FDO is seeking topics for next year's faculty inquiry projects. Designed as small collegial groups, these projects explore a single subject in depth. Past topics have included productivity, leadership, and online course materials. Please contact Amy Kinch with suggestions for next year's inquiry projects.

Sessions on Creating Accessible Course Materials

Schedule a department training on making these resources accessible to all students: syllabi, course documents, online course pages, PowerPoint presentations, Moodle quizzes, and web conferences.  Contact Marlene Zentz (x6434).

International Faculty Exchange Program

Information on the faculty exchange program. See also the Faculty & Staff Housing Exchange website for information on renting out your current housing.

ORSP Professional Development Series

NCURA DVD series on grant management 

Human Resource Services Featured Trainings

Sessions for all employees on communication, management, and workplace issues.

Sabbatical Assignment

The Green Thread Initiative

A two-day summer workshop for UM faculty on integrating issues of sustainability into general education courses

Funding Opportunities

Faculty Professional Enhancement Program

Guidelines for submitting proposals for UM grants for professional development, travel, visiting outside scholars, and support for research and creative activities

Database of Awards for Faculty

The FDO has built a database of national awards and honors open to faculty members that is searchable by discipline. Requires Netid login. 

International Activity Funding

Application guidelines for funding for short-term research activities overseas

ORSP University Grant Program

Application guidelines for awards of up to $5,000 for research and creative activity

Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund

Small grants for faculty research related to Asian Studies


Faculty Evaluation Information and Procedures