Yale is committed to providing excellent resources to support faculty advancement. Building an environment where all faculty can thrive is an ongoing University goal. Initiatives, programs, and benefits to support this are described below. Questions? Suggestions? Please reach out to the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity at email@example.com.
Recent initiatives to improve faculty life
Increase to the Child Scholarship Plan for faculty and staff
On May 16, 2023, an increase to the scholarship plan for children of faculty and staff was announced. The benefit increased from up to $16,500 to up to $25,900, reflecting the university’s intention to increase the benefit to equal approximately 40% of the cost of undergraduate tuition at Yale.
Expanded eligibility for Emeritus status
On March 30, 2023, Provost Strobel announced several new faculty ranks that would be eligible for emeritus status.
Phased retirement plan for certain term-limited faculty members
On March 8, 2023, Provost Strobel announced a new three-year initiative to allow certain term-limited faculty members to participate in a phased retirement plan.
Patent royalty sharing practices
On September 27, 2022, Provost Strobel announced important changes to the patent royalty sharing practices for new inventions, to allow the individual faculty, their labs, their departments, and their schools to recieve a larger percentage of royalty income.
Child care subsidy for faculty, M&P staff, and postdocs
Expanded eligibility for short-term medical disability
On December 22, 2021, Provost Strobel announced an expansion of short-term medical disability benefits to those part-time faculty who are benefits-eligible.
Programs to offer mentoring are available in a variety of formats and from varying sources. Early-career faculty are likely to benefit from engaging with a wide spectrum of mentorship, including the common model of an assistant professor having a senior professor as the formal mentor, as well as other modes such as a junior faculty manuscript colloquium, peer mentoring, and mentors focused on specific aspects of academic life such as teaching and research. Yale’s schools provide mentoring programs for early-career faculty. The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning offers mentoring on pedagogy through consultations, observation, and coaching. Yale’s faculty affinity groups (especially the Women Faculty Forum and MORE) offer peer mentoring and topic-specific mentoring as part of their programming. Mentoring resources, especially on best practices for career progression, are available from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Many discipline-specific academic associations offer mentoring programs.
Ongoing programs to support faculty development
The Poorvu Center provides training, consultations, and resources designed to make teaching and learning more engaging, collaborative, and effective, so that every Yale instructor experiences the satisfaction that results from teaching well. Workshops are offered throughout the year on topics such as redesigning your courses, building an effective syllabus, dealing with difficult conversations in the classroom, addressing issues of diversity and equity in the classroom, and more. Small grants are offered to support faculty proposals for pedagogical innovation.
The NFCDD offers programs programs and tools to help faculty, postdocs, and graduate students strengthen their foundational skills that are critical to academic success. All faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and anyone with a Yale email address can access the resources provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity for free thanks to Yale’s institutional membership. Faculty who are interested in the Faculty Success Program (formerly called “faculty bootcamp”) should contact Lakia M. Scott, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty leadership institute (FLI)
School of Medicine
Leadership development programs