Mid-Career Faculty Advancement Program (MFAP)

MFAP is a three-year pilot program, offered through a partnership between the College of the Liberal Arts, the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, and the Africana Research Center. MFAP supports the advancement of mid-career faculty in the humanities and social sciences from associate professor to professor; the program serves faculty who identify as African American, Latinx, American Indian, Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and/or have a demonstrated service commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education at Penn State. Program activities include one-on-one mentoring, peer coaching, professional development workshops, and writing groups.

Midcareer Faculty Advancement Program (MFAP) (3-year pilot)

Future Funded Faculty (F3) program

F3 is an two-year mentoring and professional development program that aims to facilitate the external funding success of faculty in the College of the Liberal Arts.

Future Funded Faculty Program College of the Liberal Arts Penn State University

Course Release Program

Competitive course-release program designed to support development of external grants; awarded to mid-career faculty who have not yet been grant active, or who are applying for a larger, more ambitious grant.

Faculty Writing Program

Weekly facilitated writing groups that support the writing practices and scholarly productivity of faculty in the College of the Liberal Arts. The Faculty Writing Program enables faculty to secure dedicated time each week for scholarly research and writing, supports the development of productive writing skills, and fosters a community of writers.

Faculty Writing Program

Professional Development Workshops

  • Orientation luncheons for new tenure line and non-tenure line faculty (August)
  • New Untenured Faculty Workshops (year-long monthly series)
  • New Department Heads Workshops (year-long monthly series)
  • Promotion and Tenure workshops:
      • Promotion and Tenure Workshop for untenured faculty (spring)
      • Non-Tenure line Faculty Promotion Workshop (spring)
      • Narrative statement workshop (spring)
      • Associate to Full Professor Workshop (every other year)
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