|Stephanie Helms Pickett, associate vice provost for diversity engagement, training and education, reflects on the Building Future Faculty program’s 2019 campus experience. The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity hosts this annual conference, which brings promising young academics on the verge of entering the professoriate for three days of workshops, seminars, departmental visits and networking opportunities. Numerous NC State faculty members have initially connected with the university through this program, which began in 2006.
‘Twas the day after Building Future Faculty (BFF) and all through the campus, not a creature was stirring, because we were all slammed with exhaustion from an amazing experience. NC State welcomed 33 doctoral students and postdoc scholars from all over the country in various disciplines for its annual professional development experience, held on April 3-5, 2019.