The College of Engineering is proud of our commitment to recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty. In the past five years, the college has hired a record number of new faculty, including unprecedented numbers of women and underrepresented minority educators and researchers.
New faculty are invited to orientation events to learn about the College of Engineering and the university:
The New Faculty Program is designed by the Office of Academic Affairs to prepare all new faculty to confidently begin or continue their work in line with the university’s mission.
The College of Engineering welcomes new faculty of all ranks and tracks during the New Faculty Orientation.
The Engineering Faculty Mentoring Program, a year-long series of workshops, seminars and networking opportunities to help junior faculty develop their academic community. The Faculty Mentoring Program aids faculty in setting up an internal and external team of mentors to guide their thinking on their careers.
The Better Mentoring= Better Science program. By participating in this workshop faculty will receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral trainees.
The College of Engineering in coordination with the units provides opportunities for faculty to develop their leadership skills by attending internal and external trainings. Some examples are:
The Big Ten Academic Alliance hosts the Academic Leadership Program (ALP), an intensive experience to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise.
Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) is a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science, and other STEM fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities.
HERS Leadership Institute: Higher Education Leadership Development Program is a transformational development program for women in higher education.
New Leadership Academy Program seeks candidates from diverse professional backgrounds and commits to enhance the fellowship experience through actively integrating diverse perspectives.
The Chronicle’s Bootcamp for Future Faculty Leaders is designed for mid-career faculty to identify their passions and interests in higher ed, and work toward their continued success with those passions in mind.
This monthly series addresses the needs of new faculty as they get started and introduces them to college and university resources. For more details and the current schedule visit the Mentoring Workshop Series page.
Additional skill building resources and opportunities
Mentoring students and postdoctoral scholars:
Research Leadership Development and Support: Learn more about programming from the Office of Knowledge Enterprise (OKE). The Talent and Team Development unit works to enable faculty to successfully pursue federal funding for research including early ideation, networking and teaming, as well as ongoing professional development. Their events are posted in the OKE Calendar.
Our support of The STEAM Factory, The Center of Automotive Research (CAR) and Nanotech West Lab, provides resources to help expand your research network and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.
An emphasis on diversity that extends beyond recruiting with a commitment to support affinity groups for women and underrepresented groups and a stated goal to continually evolve the culture and climate of the college to ensure inclusive excellence and integrated communities of faculty, students, and staff:
Engineering/Knowlton Black, Indigenous and Latinx Faculty Network - Andre Palmer.email@example.com
Women Engineering/Knowlton Faculty Network - Rachel Kleit.firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Practice Faculty Network – Rebecca Harmon.586@osu,edu
Lecturers Network – Coming soon
College of Engineering Inclusive Excellence resources for faculty and staff. This includes resources to help increase leadership skills, support inclusive teaching and hiring, build professional networks and mutual respect.
Access to Institutional memberships:
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides services and on-demand access to the mentoring, tools, and support to be successful in the Academy.
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning seeks to enhance excellence in STEM undergraduate education through development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices for diverse learners.
American Society for Engineering Education Membership. ASEE is the only engineering education society dedicated to the professional needs of engineering educators across all disciplines, is teaming up with Ohio State's College of Engineering to offer discounts on ASEE membership dues.