Professional Development

Upcoming Events

Historical Trauma Symposium

November 4 and 5, 2015

This interdisciplinary symposium explores emerging Holocaust research on historical trauma as well as current research on this topic in Native American studies, African-American studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies.  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. 

Helping our Native Students (part of the Native Cultural Competency Series)

November 17, 2015 (sign up by November 10), 12:00-1:00 p.m.

A discussion of effective teaching strategies for working with Native students and supporting students with preparation deficits or who are struggling with coursework.

18th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference

November 18-20, 2015

Come to one or many sessions of this virtual conference on accessible media, web, and technology. The two Main Conference Tracks A and B will be streamed simultaneously in the Todd Building, Rooms 205 and 211. For more information, contact Marlene Zentz (243-6434).

Activities and Applications

Professional Development Series

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

Faculty Communities

Participate in an in-depth learning experience with your faculty colleagues. In fall 2015, the FDO offers a public speaking series and a faculty inquiry project for mid-career faculty. Come explore new topics with colleagues from across campus!

Access Partners

Attend a workshop on Thursday, October 1, from 2:10-4:00 p.m. in NAC 201 to learn about Access Partners, a new opportunity for employees to support accessibility at UM. Access Partners is an alliance that aims to promote a campus environment that goes above and beyond disability compliance. It promotes an inclusive campus community that welcomes all individuals and brings together faculty, staff and students to create a more positive and innovative UM experience for all people. Contact Mika Watanabe (x6535) for more information.

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

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