Faculty Enrichment

NC State faculty members have many opportunities to participate in professional development activities that are related to campus life.  We’ve provided a list below of some other organizations and groups on campus who provide enrichment activities for faculty members.

The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The 2016-17  Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core Competition is Now OPEN. The program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards.

The application deadline for most awards is August 3, 2015.  U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit the Fulbright website at www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program or contact the program at scholars@iie.org.

NC State faculty interested in applying for a Fulbright grant should talk with their department heads before applying to determine what level of support the department can provide, through a traditional scholarly leave or supplementing the Fulbright stipend.


Understanding across cultures, sexual orientations, religions, and all groups of people is integral to NC State.  The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion facilitates efforts of campus units, faculty, staff and student groups to bring people who are different together to interact and to increase diversity and inclusion on our campus.

Tuition Waiver.  Permits the waiver of tuition for eligible full-time faculty and staff for up to three (3) courses per year, provided that such enrollment does not interfere with the employee’s normal employment obligations.

HR Academy.  Provides an in-depth review of business practices, Human Resources, university policies, State and Federal Laws relating to Human Resources practices.  Workshops for faculty in leadership roles.

QuickStart Business Practices Program.  Provides an overview of the University’s business practices by introducing new and current employees to the policies and procedures.

Educational Assistance Program.  Allows the University [must be approved by your Dean and/or department head] to reimburse full-time and part-time employees for academic costs and fees associated with successful completion of job-related courses.

Pathways Leadership Development Program.  Year-long program with courses designed to link leadership development principles with university’s business needs (both supervisory and non-supervisory roles).

Performance Leadership.  Program, designed for managers and project leaders, that emphasizes the interpersonal skills manages need to lead employees and teams to perform effectively.

Professional Development Courses.  Provided through open enrollment opportunities and customized training interventions designed to foster career growth.

McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing EducationComputer training and certification credentials, lifelong learning programs for adults, meeting facilities and events management services for large statewide, regional and national professional development meetings or small training sessions.