CFD supports ODU Faculty with training & mentoring in teaching & pedagogy, research & scholarship, and professional development.

I am pleased to welcome you to Old Dominion University's Center for Faculty Development. As a university dedicated to innovation in research, teaching, and scholarly activities, the Center furthers Old Dominion University's commitment to educational excellence. Faculty at all ranks will find resources at the Center to enhance their career planning and advancement. The Center provides opportunities for faculty to develop effective teaching and learning strategies, participate in workshops aimed at promoting collegial conversations, and engage in forums to highlight faculty accomplishments.

- Augustine O. Agho, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost's Spotlight

The Fall 2023 Provost's Spotlight honored Dr. Yuping Liu-Thompkins, Department of Marketing. Dr. Yuping Liu-Thompkins, a marketing expert, is the founder of ODU's Loyalty Science Lab. The Loyalty Lab, which has 1,200 followers worldwide, conducts scientific research on brand and customer loyalty and collaborates with local companies. Dr. Liu-Thompkins has received numerous awards for her work, including the Strome College of Business Research Award. She has also been a visiting professor at several prestigious universities around the world, where she has gained valuable insights and experience. Dr. Liu-Thompkins is passionate about teaching and connecting with students and the business community.

Provost's Spotlight Archive


Teaching with AI

Exploring the Potential of AI in Teaching, Learning, and Research: Frequently Asked Questions

Mentorship Empowerment

Excellent mentoring empowers faculty to be the best they can be. Learn more about what ODU has to offer.

Knowledge Hub

Offering faculty resources tied to teaching and learning, research success and professional development.

Research Integrity

ODU is serious about the ethics of research. The link below takes you to vital information about research integrity and scientific misconduct and ODU’s policies about these matters.

Learning Modules

Visit this site for webinars focused on faculty development.

Classroom Observation

Consultations and observations are designed to help teachers become more reflective and skilled professionals.

Faculty Forums & Salons

Visit this link to listen to informative conversations from our Faculty Forums and Salons.

Teaching Toolkit

Visit this link to find essays written by Old Dominion University faculty members on a variety of instructional strategies that may be useful in your courses.

Tackling DFWI Rates

Get helpful analytics and course redesign template information.

Do you need assistance?

Consultations can include advice tied to career development, classroom instruction, mentorship and/or academic success.