Faculty Liaison Network

The Faculty Liaison Network brings together selected Faculty Liaisons from departments across Northeastern to share ideas, needs, and resources for faculty.

Faculty Liaisons serve a crucial role in supporting their colleagues as educators—both by sharing information with their fellow faculty about CATLR opportunities and resources, and by sharing information with CATLR about their colleagues’ needs and interests. In addition to the Faculty Liaison Network, CATLR has a Graduate Student Liaison Network.

What do Faculty Liaisons do?

Faculty Liaisons’ responsibilities are not time-intensive, but they are crucial to supporting faculty at Northeastern. These responsibilities include:

  • Attending a networking lunch each semester. During these lunches, Faculty Liaisons connect with each other, share ideas for and give feedback on new CATLR initiatives for supporting faculty, and strategize about ways to connect with their departmental peers.
  • Communicating with departmental peers. Faculty Liaisons communicate with their departmental peers in two ways: (1) sharing information about CATLR opportunities and resources and (2) collecting information about their peers’ needs and interests related to teaching.

We welcome ideas for further opportunities for Faculty Liaisons to connect with each other and with faculty across campus.

Why should I serve as a Faculty Liaison?

Serving as a Faculty Liaison offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Connecting with colleagues in and beyond your own department
  • Staying up-to-date on CATLR programs and services
  • Developing professional skills in leadership and communication
  • Gaining service experience in academia
  • Supporting excellent teaching at Northeastern

Although serving as a Faculty Liaison is not a paid position, it offers a unique opportunity to enhance professional and academic skills while networking with an interdisciplinary cohort of colleagues.

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For more information about the role of a Faculty Liaison and how to join the Faculty Liaison Network, please contact CATLR.