Faculty Career Development & Mentoring Program
Guiding Principles and Goals
- Create a career development program for faculty members.
- Set up a regular and effective means of mentoring and fostering individual career development.
- Provide a systematic, coordinated program to help faculty identify, focus on, and achieve their individual career goals.
- Establish guidelines for expectations for the faculty as well as for their mentors.
- Each faculty member at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level will be paired with a mentor within the Department. The mentor should be an Associate Professor or Full Professor. This does not preclude having multiple mentors.
- Mentor-mentee pairs are encouraged to meet regularly: suggested frequency every 3 months for Assistant Professors and every 6 months for Associate Professors.
- Each faculty member at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level will be encouraged to seek a mentor outside of the Department, identified with the help of a departmental mentor (or other faculty) to provide supplemental guidance
- For those conducting research, a research mentor either within or outside of the department is strongly encouraged.
- The Faculty Career Development Committee will review individual faculty development, promotion timelines, and guide and support faculty members and their mentors.
- Faculty members will have an annual review by the Faculty Career Development Committee, attended by the mentor and mentee.
- Recommendations coming from the Faculty Career Development Committee will be forwarded to the faculty member and Department Chair as deemed appropriate by the committee.
- The Department will continue to provide the infrastructure necessary to facilitate individual and departmental goals.
- The Department will host an annual workshop focused on mentorship skills/training with topics solicited by Faculty Career Development Committee through discussions with mentees/mentors