Professional Development Resources

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Sponsors frequent short programs, more extensive courses, and print and on-line resources on a wide-range of teaching-related issues.

The Technology Assisted Curriculum (TAC) Center

Offers training workshops on various aspects of teaching with technology.

Research Administration Training Series

Sponsors a wide range of free classes on research-related topics, including ones on grant-writing and one on how to be a good mentor and mentee.

The Women in Medicine and Science Program of the School of Medicine

Offers an annual, full-day workshop on mentoring and several shorter programs during the year. These programs are open to anyone on campus on a space-available basis. These programs and other resources are listed at

Human Resources Training and Development

Offers short courses on basic skills in time management and personal productivity, presentation skills, stress mgmt, working with difficult people, etc. ( HR is willing to arrange tailored sessions for groups of 8 or more.

Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Workshops

The Associate Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs and Health Sciences sponsor information sessions for faculty about the RPT (retention, promotion and tenure) process. Academic Affairs holds college-based meetings. Call 581-8763 to learn the date of upcoming sessions. Health Sciences conducts a variety of RPT workshops for different constituencies. A podcast of a 2010 workshop on university-wide RPT policies appears at

The New Faculty Welcome for New Faculty Campus-wide

For new faculty campus-wide is co-sponsored each fall in mid-September by the Associate Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and Health Sciences and the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence. Call 581-8763 for dates.

The Leadership Development Program

An eight-month program open to tenured or long-serving auxiliary faculty members and administrative staff at the level of Director or above. The first semester provides participants with a broader understanding of the challenges facing the U of U and higher education generally. The second semester is devoted to personal career development and skill-building. For further information, contact Mary Anne Berzins, 585-9911.

Grant Writing Workshops

Research Administration Training Series (RATS) sponsors a wide range of free classes on research-related topics, includint ones on grant-writing and one on how to be a good mentor and mentee.

For additional information, you may also contact: Gary C. Schoenwolf, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy.
Phone: 801.581.6453

University of Utah School of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics - Grant Writing Retreat

The retreat emphasizes the main components of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-template grant applications. A series of brief, focused didactic sessions on specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies, research design and methods, statistical framework, budget, key personnel, and protection of human subjects and experimental animals are presented. The majority of attendees' time is spent revising the sections of their grant application, after obtaining detailed critiques from experienced senior faculty investigators. For more information contact Dr. Kurt Albertine at 801-581-6417 or email

CAREER Grant Writing Workshop

The College of Engineering sponsors a CAREER Grant Writing Workshop. If you are planning to submit an NSF CAREER grant please join us for this workshop. It meets bi-weekly in May and June to work on grants, review each others' proposals, discuss issues related to the CAREER grants, etc. For more information please contact the workshop leaders: Dr. Cynthia Furse (ECE and AVP for Research) at 801.581.7236, or visit the website:

University Libraries

Marriott Library's website offers "How-to Guides" on a large number of research-related topics: . In addition, during the academic year the Library offers short workshops on using a wide range of academic software, including Powerpoint, Endnote, Flash, HTML, Atlas.ti, and on professional development topics, such as preparing for a poster session at an academic conference, conducting audio interviews, and grant writing. Register for the workshops at

Eccles Health Science Library also has a range of Education and Instruction Services covering research skills, software use, and more: Quinney Law Library's website includes numerous on-line Research Tutorials and Guides:

U of U College and Department Mentoring Programs

State of Utah Resources

Faculty Mentoring Programs Elsewhere

Other Resources