The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) was established as part of the Office of the
Provost in August 2008. OFD assumed important functions of the former Faculty Center
of Teaching and Learning and offers programs addressing teaching and learning and
other areas of faculty work, alone or in conjunction with other NC State offices.
The Office aims to connect all faculty members to vital information and resources while
providing the knowledge and skills needed to grow, excel, and succeed in all realms of
faculty responsibility. We strive to provide resources for all faculty members on campus,
regardless of their discipline or tenure status.
OFD offers a wide variety of programming, including workshops on topics pertinent
to faculty success. Additionally, OFD offers reading circles, small groups that provide
colleagues the opportunity to share ideas about teaching and learning in an informal
setting with peers from across the university. For participants looking for a more
intensive experience, OFD offers the Certificate of Reflective Teaching Program, the
Assistant Professors Community, and Community Engaged Faculty Fellows. OFD also
facilitates several faculty recognition programs, including the Thank a Teacher Program
and the University Teaching Awards. Additionally, OFD sponsors the OFD Summer Institute,
New Faculty Orientation, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium annually.