OFDA  The Office of Faculty Development and Advancement

Engage.     Achieve.      Advance.

The Mission of the Faculty Development and Advancement Office is to create a culture and support system that encourage faculty development and advancement from hire to retire by:

  • Recognizing and celebrating faculty expertise
  • Building communities of faculty across campus
  • Providing resources and development programs to meet the needs of faculty
  • Supporting faculty in becoming agents of their own career development from hire to retire


All-Campus Mentoring Circles

Mentoring circles provide an opportunity to share concerns, strategies and successes with your peers on campus. 

Early Career Faculty (ECF) Programs

A number of programs have been developed for early career faculty to get a jump start on their careers. 

  • Tenure Academy
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Syllabus and curricular design reviews

Teaching and D2L Support

In addition to online help for D2L, Zoom and Ally, OFDA offers syllabus reviews, individual coaching for pedagogy and mid-term teaching evaluations.  Contact the office to schedule a meeting

Faculty Fridays / Lunch and Learns

 Faculty Fridays will be held during the Fall semester to present a wide array of topics by faculty for faculty.  Bring a lunch and share your expertise with your colleagues.

If you're interested in sharing something with your colleagues, please contact OFDA:  facultydevelopment@sdsmt.edu

Fall 2022 Dates - all times are at 12:00pm

  • Friday September 9
  • Friday October 7
  • Friday November 4
  • Friday December 2

For more information or assistance, contact:  

Andrea Surovek
Director of Faculty Development
Phone: 605-394-1932

Adrian Vopnford
D2L Specialist
Phone: 605-394-1234

Resources for Online Teaching