Career Planning & RTP
The Center offers workshops and individual, confidential consultations to help you understand and prepare for retention, tenure and promotion reviews, and
to take a more proactive role in directing your career. Please visit our Events page.
In the realm of higher education, careers often span several decades and include many
kinds of professional responsibilities and opportunities. Issues and concerns of greatest
salience for those just embarking on their careers are likely to be different from
those who have been "at-it" for a while, or for those who are starting to contemplate
the next chapter in their lives. In any case, planning and intentionality can help
you to reflect on your accomplishments, to articulate professional goals, and to make
the most of your opportunities. In this section, you will find information about career-stage
specific programs and resources.
Each year, the Center offers orientation programs for new tenure track faculty and for new lecturers. Our goal for these programs is to help participants feel welcomed, to help them get a sense of the range of resources available to them on campus, and to help them hit the ground running on their first day of classes. The Center also provides regular follow-up sessions for faculty throughout the year.
- New Tenure Track Faculty Welcome & Orientation Day, Fall 2015
- New Lecturer Welcome & Orientation Day, Orientation - Fall, 2015
- Fall 2014 New Faculty Orientation Programs
- Resources for New Faculty
Each year, the Center sponsors workshops, in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs, to help faculty understand and prepare for their Retention, Tenure and Promotion reviews. Center staff is also available to individual, confidential consultations throughout the year. See our Events calendar.
The documents below are designed to provide some information for you as you get started.
- FAQs about RTP [pdf]
- Dossier Preparation Handbook [pdf]
- Schedule of RTP and Career-Planning sessions - Spring 2015 [pdf]
- "Balancing Work and Life for Faculty at SJSU" Handbook [pdf]
The Office of Faculty Affairs has compiled a Handbook bringing together in one place all of the university policies and practices pertaining to work-life balance.
- Financial Literacy Modules
Few of us have had much formal training in financial planning. But decisions we make throughout our careers can have a significant impact on our financial circumstances. With the generous support of an American Council on Education (ACE) /Sloan Foundation award, we have developed a series of Financial Literacy modules (videos and PDFs), to help acquaint you with some of the key concepts and resources in this area.
- Family Matters
With the generous support of an ACE-Sloan Faculty Career Flexibility award, SJSU compiled the Family Matters web-site, designed to help members of the university community locate resources and information pertaining to a variety of "family" topics.
Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development
Director, Center for Faculty Development
Phone: (408) 924-3715
Office: IRC 213