Professional Development

Activities and Applications

Professional Development Series

Join us for interactive sessions addressing research, teaching, advising, collaboration, and much more!

New Opportunity to Disseminate Research to the Public

The Conversation U.S. is a non-profit website that aims to share the work of faculty researchers with the public. A number of UM faculty have published pieces with The Conversation, which has connected them to other major news outlets and new professional contacts.

Faculty Communities

Participate in an in-depth learning experience with your faculty colleagues. Topics vary by semester. Come explore new subjects with colleagues from across campus!

Sessions on Creating Accessible Course Materials

Schedule a department training on making resources accessible to all students. New UMOnline sessions include accessible course design in Moodle, creating accessible PowerPoint presentations, and new accessibility features in Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Contact Marlene Zentz (x6434).

International Faculty Exchange Program/Long-Term Activity 

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. 

ORSP University Grant Program

Application guidelines for small grants, seed grants, and mentored proposal development grants.

Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund

Small grants for faculty research related to Asian Studies


Faculty Evaluation Information and Procedures