As the semester winds down, don’t forget to document all the work you have done

Kudos to all of you on successfully completing yet another semester at Clemson! As you already know, every faculty member fills a unique and vital role at Clemson University. Your teaching, research and service transforms lives, impacts the citizens of South Carolina and the nation and generates new knowledge. Know that your hard work continues to […]

Develop your own teaching philosophy

Dr. Elliot Ennis (Chemistry) teaches his Creative Inquiry class on pseudoscience.   What is a teaching philosophy statement and how it can be evaluated? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, it would be important to point out that teaching philosophy statements are ideally not just a few paragraphs describing existential issues linked to the classroom or […]

Sign up to be part of the new Faculty Book Club this Spring

Join us for our first book club where we will be discussing  Success After Tenure, Supporting Mid-Career Faculty by Dr. Vicky Baker (Albion College). This activity, which is co-sponsored by the Clemson Libraries, aligns with the aim to support the development of mid-career faculty at Clemson.  We are offering a free copy of the book to the first 50 faculty […]

TIGERS Advance Grant Accomplishments

While the NSF-funded TIGERS ADVANCE grant wrapped up this summer,  the impact of their work has permanently impacted Clemson.  It led to many institutional changes, one of which was the creation of Clemson’s first ever Office of Faculty ADVANCEment. We also saw changes in our faculty’s diversity over the course of this program.   The representation of women faculty among STEM assistant professor […]

Reflections on Prof. Kapil Chalil Madathil’s sabbatical experience and advice on designing your next sabbatical

Overview: Prof. Chalil Madathil’s recently took a 6-month sabbatical from his appointment at Clemson. At Clemson, faculty can apply for sabbatical leave every seven years and have the choice between a one semester (fully funded) or two semester fall/spring (partially funded) sabbatical. The sabbatical application can be found here and this page includes the deadlines for […]

Resources to Comply with New Teaching Evaluations Requirements Avalilable

Following the recommendation from the Scholastic Policies Committee (see agenda item #4, Jan 2022) and the subsequent Faculty Senate Resolution, several changes related to the Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness were implemented in the 2023 Faculty Manual. Recognizing that the effective Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness requires  a multifaceted and diversified approach, Clemson University has recently adopted a model where the […]

October Faculty Coffee Klatch

The Office of Faculty ADVANCEment is hosting a monthly Faculty Coffee Klatch on Thursday, October 26th. We welcome you to join the ADVANCEment team in open discussions about ideas that are important to you. Please drop in and have a conversation over a cup of coffee with this month’s featured speaker, Dr. Amy Lawton-Rauh, Senior Associate Provost […]

Access professional development with just one click as a Clemson faculty

Welcome to the new term! Every faculty member fills a unique and vital role at Clemson University. Your teaching, research and service transforms lives, impacts the citizens of South Carolina and the nation and generates new knowledge. Your work matters and the Faculty ADVANCEment Office has been established to support you during your career at […]