Faculty Training & Support

In concert with the Office of the Provost, the Library, and the Institute Diversity Officer, the Office of Faculty Affairs provides a variety of training and support opportunities for regular, technical and special faculty members. These opportunities are aimed at onboarding new faculty members, providing ongoing support for continuing faculty development, fostering a sense of community, and supporting the Institute’s goals for equity, diversity, and inclusion.  

If you have questions about any of the activities listed below, email aewalters@calarts.edu. CalArts community members can view the Google calendar with Zoom links here.

If you need to catch up on past faculty emails, please visit the Hub.

Upcoming Sessions:

December 2022

  • 12/8/22 4pm Preparing to Mentor for the Spring session (Zoom)
  • 12/13/22 4pm Merit Q&A Session Group C

Past Sessions:

The Spring 2023 New Faculty Orientation for Regular and Technical Faculty will happen in Janaury 2023. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Walters at aewalters@calarts.edu. A copy of the New Faculty Quick Start Guide can be found here.

Faculty interested in a recorded copy of the Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation and materials should contact Ashley Walters at aewalters@calarts.edu

On selected Fridays at noon (during the academic year) there is an open faculty discussion held with the Director of Faculty Affairs to discuss faculty concerns, share teaching experiences and ideas and build the faculty community. It also supports an ongoing Anti-Racist Pedagogy discussion group. Other topics rotate and are announced via email; for more information or to get the link email aewalters@calarts.edu or dofa@calarts.edu.

The Faculty Affairs Office offers various training throughout the academic year based on the needs of the faculty, some examples include:

  • Dr. Tricia Rose, Sept 2020
    Systematic Racism And Its Impact On Academic Institutions. This lecture was funded by the IDEA initiative and explored systemic racism in academia.
  • “Creating Trans* Affirmative Classrooms”, March 2021
    Session focused on discussing strategies for creating more trans*-affirmative classrooms and give tools to create a more welcoming and inclusive classroom.  
  • Dr. Tricia Rose, January 2021
    Systemic Racism and the Ideas That Drive It: How to Diversify and Decolonize Our Pedagogy and College Curricula by Dr. Tricia Rose. This presentation and group discussion will explore the crucial links between systemic racism and the course content and approaches to teaching and learning on college campuses today as well as identify key strategies for effective diversification and decolonization.
  • Twice yearly implicit bias training sessions are offered in spring and fall.