Scholars as Leaders; Scholars as Learners (SAL2)

The mission of Scholars as Leaders; Scholars as Learners (SAL2) is to support FAS faculty members in their continuing growth as scholars, leaders, and university citizens, enabling them to excel in their work at Yale.

SAL2 is a signature program created by FAS Dean Tamar Gendler. SAL2 faculty development opportunities nourish collaboration and excellence, cultivate a community of diverse and engaged faculty leaders, and provide mentorship to support faculty at all career stages. Through this work, SAL2 advances Yale’s larger mission of cultivating an interdependent and diverse community founded on the free exchange of ideas.  Yale’s FAS is a singular place: our permeable disciplinary boundaries, unwavering commitment to faculty leadership, and consistent devotion to excellence in research and liberal arts teaching foster a singularly creative and collaborative community. SAL2 recognizes and reinforces this unique culture of collaboration and innovation.

The FAS organizes SAL2 programs according to three core faculty development goals: Sustaining Faculty Learning, Fostering Faculty Leadership, and Advancing Faculty Research.


Sustaining Faculty Learning

Opportunities to learn from and with colleagues, coaches, and experts, enabling new collaborations and enhancing research, teaching, and interdisciplinary impact.

Coaching for Success

Coaching for Success provides FAS faculty with professional coaching support to help them achieve a targeted ambition related to their scholarly work at Yale. Application information.

Faculty Academy Mini-Courses

Faculty Academy offers FAS Faculty the opportunity to teach and take short courses with their peers. Application information.

Teaching Relief for Learning

Teaching Relief for Learning allows a faculty member to spend a semester in the classroom on the other side of the desk – as a student. Application information.

Referrals to the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning offers a range of workshops and other events open to members of the Yale community. Learn more.


Fostering Faculty Leadership

Programs that develop and sustain a culture of engaged leadership among FAS Faculty by cultivating future academic leaders and equipping current leaders with the skills to help scholarship thrive.

Coaching for Success

Coaching for Success provides FAS faculty with professional coaching support to help them achieve a targeted ambition related to their scholarly work at Yale. Application information.

Faculty Leadership Institute

Through skills-building workshops and conversations on institutional leadership, the Faculty Leadership Institute will equip these faculty members to lead and shape Yale for the next generation of students and scholars. Learn more.

Workshops and training for department chairs

The FAS Dean’s Office hosts regular orientation sessions and workshops for department chairs in order to equip them to serve their departments and the university.


Advancing Faculty Research

These programs smooth the pathway to publication; promote faculty research; and create time, space, and community for writing, thinking, and editing.

Coaching for Success

Coaching for Success provides FAS faculty with professional coaching support to help them achieve a targeted ambition related to their scholarly work at Yale. Application information.

Junior Faculty Manuscript Colloquia

Each Assistant Professor or Associate Professor on term in the FAS is eligible for a one-time grant to support an Junior Faculty Manuscript Colloquium: an occasion where they will receive high-level professional feedback on their academic work. Application information.

Writing Programs

In Summer 2020, SAL2 is offering two programs to support faculty as writers: the Virtual Writing and Research Retreat program and Summer Writing Reconnect.

Referrals to the Office of Public Affairs and Communication

Yale’s Office of Public Affairs and Communication offers regular workshops and individual consultations for faculty across the University. Learn more.

Referrals to the Office of Sponsored Projects

The Office of Sponsored Projects provides funding and grantsmanship training to support faculty members in identifying and applying for external funding. Learn more.


Programs by faculty career stage

Eligibility for SAL2 programs is dependent on career stage and title. Below, you may select your title and view the list of programs for which you are eligible.