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Faculty Mentoring

The College of Humanities and Sciences hosted the following mentoring workshops and circles in the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Workshops are offered specifically for faculty at different stages of their academic careers, for faculty seeking study-research and educational leave, for faculty who plan to teach in the new STEM Building, for faculty interested in writing effective dossier statements for their promotion reviews, and for faculty who would like to get more from their end of course evaluations.

For questions, please contact CHS Associate Deans Sally Hunnicutt and Marcus Messner.

Mentoring Circle on P&T Dossier Preparation (CV/Bio)

Tuning your CV for promotion review and writing the promotion bio

Friday, April 19, 2-4 p.m. 

Faculty will come together to tune their CV for their promotion dossiers as well as develop their dossier bio. Key elements of the promotion CV and bio will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to give and get feedback on example CV’s and bios. Time permitting, participants will begin to write or edit their bios and CV’s.

Format: In person at 817WF (STEM Building), room 112


Mentoring Circle on P&T Dossier Preparation (Research/Scholarship)

Writing effective research/scholarship statements 

Friday, April 12, 2-4 p.m.

Faculty will come together to develop their research or scholarship statements for promotion dossiers. Key elements of the statements will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to give and get feedback on sample statements. Time permitting, participants will begin to write or edit their own statements.

Format: In person at 817WF (STEM Building), room 202


Mentoring Circle on P&T Dossier Preparation (Teaching and Service)

Writing effective promotion teaching and service statements 

Friday, April 5, 2-4 p.m.

Faculty will come together to outline their teaching and service statements for promotion dossiers. Key elements of the statements will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to give and get feedback on sample statements. Time permitting, participants will begin to write or edit their own statements.

Format: In person at 817WF (STEM Building), room 112


Mentoring Workshop on Course Evaluations

Getting more from your course evaluations

Monday, March 11, 2-3 p.m.

Participants will brainstorm strategies for improving the thoughtfulness of student responses, increasing the student response rate, and using the results of the evaluations to improve teaching and learning.

Format: Virtual via Zoom 


Mentoring Workshop on Teaching in 817WF (STEM Building)

Team-based learning in the new STEM Building

Friday, November 10, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Sally Hunnicutt, associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, discusses best practices for implementing team-based learning in your courses in the new STEM Building.

Format: In-Person at 817 West Franklin Street in room 216


Mentoring Workshop on Faculty Leave

Leave application process

Friday, October 13, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Sally Hunnicutt and Marcus Messner, associate deans for faculty and academic affairs, describe the process for and answer your questions about faculty study-research and educational leave. This is an information session before the submission deadline for leave applications, which are due on Nov. 1, 2023. Read more about the leave policy here.

Format: Virtual via Zoom 


Mentoring Workshops on Faculty Promotions

Q&As about faculty promotions

Friday, October 27, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 3-4 p.m.

Monday, November 20, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sally Hunnicutt and Marcus Messner, associate deans for faculty and academic affairs, will offer informational Q&A sessions on the promotion process for all term and tenure-track faculty who plan to seek promotions in the future. 

Format: Virtual via Zoom


Tenure-track associate professors

Friday, October 6, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Workshop with recently promoted faculty members to provide guidance on the promotion process for tenure-track faculty members who are currently at the associate professor level and plan to be reviewed for promotion to professor with tenure in the future. 

Format: Virtual via Zoom

Panelists:
Vivian Dzokoto, professor, Department of Psychology
Angela Reynolds, professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Christopher Stevenson, professor, School of World Studies


Tenure-track assistant professors

Friday, September 29, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Workshop with recently promoted faculty members to provide guidance on the promotion process for tenure-track faculty members who are currently at the assistant professor level and plan to be reviewed for promotion to associate professor with tenure in the future. 

Format: Virtual via Zoom

Panelists:
Michael Dickinson, associate professor, Department of History
Soma Dhakal, associate professor, Department of Chemistry
Amanda Wintersieck, associate professor, Department of Political Science


Term associate professors

Friday, September 22, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Workshop with recently promoted faculty members to provide guidance on the promotion process for term faculty members who are currently at the associate professor level and plan to be reviewed for promotion to professor in the future. 

Format: Virtual via Zoom

Panelists:
Gretchen Comba, professor, Department of English
D Jennings, professor, Department of Biology
Mary Loos, professor, Department of Psychology


Term instructors and assistant professors

Friday, September 15, 2023, 1-2 p.m.

Workshop with recently promoted faculty members to provide guidance on the promotion process for term faculty members who are currently at the instructor or assistant professor level and plan to be reviewed for promotion to assistant or associate professor in the future.

Format: Virtual via Zoom 

Panelists:
Veronica Garabelli, assistant professor, Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture
Matthew Pawlowicz, associate professor, School of World Studies
Alexandra Reckendorf, associate professor, Department of Political Science