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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