An institute focused on the recruitment, retention and development of UD Faculty.

UD ADVANCE is an Institute focused on faculty development and success. Originally funded by NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award HRD 1409472, we are now supported by the University. Read about UD ADVANCE activities under the NSF award from 2014-2021 here. Our broad goals are to diversify and strengthen UD’s faculty as well as to foster positive departmental climates. Explore the menu items above to learn more about our work. Feel free to contact us at ud-advance@udel.edu.


Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 Events

Sessions for Faculty Preparing to be Reviewed (Appraisal, Peer Review, P&T)
These interactive sessions are for faculty who would like to learn tips from their faculty colleagues on how to put your best foot forward when being evaluated. 
  • Planning for Promotion to Full Professor. March 11, 2024, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Navigating Faculty Evaluation: Appraisal, Peer Review, P&T. Geared toward new(ish) faculty. February 14, 2024, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Strategic Approaches to Promotion & Tenure 2. Geared toward faculty ready to go up for promotion to associate professor. March 6, 2024, Zoom, 1:45-2:45 p.m. 
  • Strategic Approaches to Promotion & Tenure 1 (For Faculty ~2-3 Years Before Promotion to Associate Professor) Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Workshops on Conducting Faculty Evaluation
The UD ADVANCE Institute has developed workshops on faculty evaluation geared toward members of faculty review committees (P&T or 2-/4-year review).  Workshops are based on results from the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey and UD ADVANCE interviews with faculty on their experiences of P&T at UD. 
This spring’s workshops will focus on strategies to foster smooth and transparent evaluation processes. Workshops are interactive and will be facilitated by UD ADVANCE Faculty Fellows. 
  • Thursday, February 22, 11:15-12:30, in the ADVANCE office.
  • Monday, March 4, 12:45-2:00, in the ADVANCE office, 102B Pearson Hall.
  • Friday, March 8, 3:00-4:15, over Zoom

Workshops next fall will highlight ways to reduce bias and other common errors during committee evaluation of dossiers. 

Workshops for Faculty Search Committees

Facilitated by UD ADVANCE Faculty Fellows, these discussion-intensive workshops are for members of faculty search committees. Workshops may be canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment; we will notify respondents if this occurs. We are aware that several new searches have recently been announced and are in the process of scheduling more workshops. We will attempt to schedule workshops on different days/times to accommodate teaching schedules. 

  • Thursday, August 31, 1-2:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 11, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, September 27, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, October 20, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Search Committee Chair Workshops. All workshops will be over Zoom. Committee chairs can attend the regular Faculty Recruitment Workshop instead of a chair workshop if the chair workshops don’t fit into their schedule. 

  • Thursday, October 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m
  • Tuesday, October 24, 9:00-10:30 a.m. 

Resources From Past Events

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