NetWorks = vibrant intellectual community + effective undergraduate teaching + career-long professional development
Welcome to NetWorks, which helps to coordinate programs for all faculty that support our teaching, creative endeavors, and service to the college and profession at large, and provides information about the College’s resources in support of that work. For new and Early Career Faculty, these opportunities begin at workshops and orientation events in the late summer, and culminate in participation in our flagship program First3. For faculty beyond their first three years at Williams, and within five years of having earned tenure, programming under the category Mid Career Faculty may best suit your needs. And, for those who are beyond tenure or approaching an end of their faculty careers at Williams, our resources for Late Career Faculty and Emeritus Faculty may prove most useful. Whether you are a novice teacher, a more seasoned educator, or here at Williams for the short term or duration, it is our hope that NetWorks will be a place where you can turn to identify the resources that can best help you on your professional journey.
NetWorks events and opportunities occur throughout the year and address questions of interest to faculty at all stages of their Williams careers. Events over the course of the year include all-faculty lunches which are typically hosted each semester, Drop-In Office Hours with Associate Deans, a publishing workshop and faculty retreat in the spring, and workshops that range from grant-writing and Design Thinking to writing retreats and new media training, among others. The goals are a vibrant intellectual community, effective undergraduate teaching, and career-long professional development.
We hope you will check in often to see what is in store for our faculty. Please also contact the Office of the Dean of the Faculty with suggestions for ways that your professional goals can be better supported.