Professional Development

UNH ADVANCE is committed to providing professional development training to UNH faculty. The following are UNH ADVANCE sponsored workshops tailored for faculty, department chairs and directors.

Sponsored by UNH ADVANCE


GEAR UP is a faculty search committee training program that will help participants learn up-to-date skills and gain knowledge to maintain consistent, effective, and unbiased faculty searches as well as explore best practices for attracting and retaining the best and most representative faculty possible. This engaging professional development workshop uses a live interactive theater performance by PowerPlay Interactive Development to highlight challenges that committees often face and discuss best practices for the faculty search process, as well as the impact of microagressions and unconscious bias on a faculty search.

Pathways to Tenure

Where are you on your path to tenure? Where do you want to go? The UNH ADVANCE Pathways to Tenure program is specifically designed for assistant professors. The program will help you identify where you are, where you want to be, and the steps you can take to strengthen your record. You will identify and tailor goals for yourself in the three critical areas of teaching, research and service. With panel presentations and small group discussions with UNH Deans, Department Chairs, and Senior Colleagues, you will develop ideas, tools and strategies for achieving your professional goals.

Advancing Academic Leaders

As an academic leader, the chain of effective and strong academic leadership starts with youAdvancing Academic Leaders (AAL), a leadership development program designed to support the continuous growth of leaders -- department chairs, program directors, coordinators and other academic leaders -- is a 4-session interactive program run by Engagement & Faculty Development, that highlights the knowledge, skills and approaches to successfully lead and enhance the climate in an academic organization. This leadership program builds on the successful Advancing Chairs as Leaders program, which ran from 2016-18.  

Other UNH Professional Development Resources

Engagement & Faculty Development

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Academic Outreach has designed a number of innovative faculty development programs to increase proposal submissions and grant success and support writing productivity.  These programs enhance faculty success across the faculty life cycle. In addition, they support the recruitment, retention, diversity, and advancement of faculty.
Engagement & Faculty Development - Faculty Development

Research Office

The Research Office at UNH provides leadership and services to support research and scholarly work, facilitates cooperation with businesses, and communicates the scope and impact of UNH research.

Research Office Workshops, Education & Training
Research Development Grant Seeking Skills & Tools

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning strives to promote the highest quality of student learning by providing full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and teaching graduate students with the resources they need to implement in their classrooms the best practices in college teaching. The Center’s staff consults with individual teachers; offers workshops and courses on effective teaching; collaborates with other campus units interested in program development and review; assists individuals and academic units interested in designing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment initiatives; and conducts and disseminates research on the teaching/learning process.

Faculty Services

External Opportunities

Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE)

(For Administrators)
The Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE), at Harvard Graduate School of Education, is designed for experienced administrators responsible for thinking strategically about institutional change agendas and seeking to close the gap between best intentions and realistic goals. MLE also offers an opportunity for mid-career professional assessment and renewal.

HERS Institutes

(For Female Faculty)
The HERS Management Institutes for Women in Higher Education provide an intensive 12‐day curriculum that prepares women faculty and administrators for institutional leadership roles. The Institutes focus on knowledge, skills and perspectives for achieving institutional priorities and maximizing institutional resources. HERS Institute participants work with HERS Faculty and HERS Alumnae to develop the professional development plans and networks needed for advancing as leaders in higher education administration.

The HERS Institute takes place at the following three locations at different times throughout the year: Wellesley College, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Denver. UNH provides scholarships for UNH women faculty and PAT staff to attend the Institute based at Wellesley College.  The scholarship covers tuition, fees, related hotel and meal expenses, and transportation associated with attendance.  A call for UNH scholarship applications is typically posted annually in June.