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The purpose of Faculty Development at the University of Richmond is to support the flourishing of our exceptional faculty in their roles as committed and engaged teachers, scholars, researchers, and creative artists across the University's five schools. Faculty development programs, services, and resources enhance instructional innovation and support scholarly and creative activities that further the University's mission to "sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge." The Provost’s office is particularly interested in supporting faculty development opportunities which promote inclusive pedagogy and creative and scholarly work at every level of the career cycle.

The opportunities to the left highlight some of the faculty development resources. Contact Sandra Joireman, Associate Provost for Faculty sjoirema@richmond.edu, for additional faculty development resources at the University of Richmond.

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Faculty Highlights

  • Carl Sorensen appointed to CUPA-HR board

    Carl Sorensen, senior associate vice president for human resources, was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

  • Cynthia Price wins state communications awards

    Cynthia Price, director of media and public relations, won first place in the Virginia Professional Communicators’ communications contest in the Audiovisuals category for “PowerPoint of 60 Minutes,” a behind-the-scenes look at Associate Professor of Leadership Studies Julian Hayter’s appearance on 60 Minutes. Price also placed first in the Single Photograph — News or Feature category for a photo from the 60 Minutes segment.

  • Sunni Brown wins state communications awards

    Sunni Brown, assistant director of media and public relations, won first place in the Virginia Professional Communicators’ communications contest in the News or Feature Release category for “Bees saved from tornado downed tree.” Brown also placed first in the Media Pitch category for “Andy Spalding on the Olympics.”

  • Wellness Fair wins 1st for innovative ideas

    UR Well Employee's Wellness Fair, organized by Suzanne Bird, benefits and compensation specialist, Laura Dietrick, director of compensation and benefits, and Heather Sadowski, director of health promotion, received first place for Innovative Ideas at Cigna's Mid-Atlantic Engagement Advancement meeting. The fair was recognized for its signage and transparency of benefits information.

  • Dietrick, Sadowski receive American Heart Association recognition

    University of Richmond received Silver Recognition in the American Heart Association's 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index. The University was recognized for implementation of quality workplace health programs and a culture of health best practices. UR Well Employee is run by Laura Dietrick, director of compensation and benefits, and Heather Sadowski, director of health promotion. 

  • Richards Published Dr. Bedelia Richards published a chapter entitled 'Faculty Assessments as Tools of Oppression: A Black Woman's Reflections on (Colorblind) Racism in the Academy'.
  • Allison Published Scott Allison published a new book 'Heroic Humility' about heroes who show great humility & dignity.
  • Pollock Published Julie Pollock and two undergraduate researchers published "Synthesis and characterization of hydrogen peroxide activated estrogen receptor beta ligands" in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry and the graphical abstract is featured on the cover.
  • Donald and Parish Labs Highlighted University's research included in The Journal of Physical Chemistry special issue.
  • Hayes Awarded Phil Hayes has been awarded a 2019 Medallion by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.