Peer Networks

Peer networks are faculty learning communities organized by different identities and faculty rank/appointment type. Peer networks meet on a regular basis to discuss issues of career development, create opportunities for collaboration and partnership, and give faculty participants strategies for navigating campus.

Current Faculty Peer Networks (2021-2022)

  • ADVANCING Faculty Diversity (AFD)

    ADVANCING Faculty Diversity is a year-long peer network that promotes the retention, advancement, agency, and professional growth of faculty of color. AFD’s monthly seminars are open to all full-time faculty and postdoctoral fellows who self-identify as people of color.

  • ADVANCING Professional Track Faculty (APTF)

    ADVANCING Professional Track Faculty is a year-long peer network for professional track faculty, aimed to expand on-campus professional networks and community; offer knowledge, concrete examples and models; and enhance the sense of agency faculty feel toward their work and career advancement.

  • ADVANCING Together Workshops (AT)

    Advancing Together is a year-long peer network for associate professors who identify as women. This peer network  designed to provide knowledge of the promotion to full process, tips on dossier preparation, and discussions  of critical career decisions.

Other Peer Networks

Keeping Our Faculties (KOF) – Year-long network of pre-tenure assistant professors who identify as women created to enhance agency in career advancement. This peer network will run again in 2022-2023.

Leadership Fellows Program – A yearlong professional development program for UMD faculty. The goals of this program are to enhance faculty leadership skills, and to prepare them for administrative positions within their department, college or the University. This peer network will run again in 2022-2023.