Mentoring Program

The Ohio State's College of Engineering's mentoring program provides for new faculty with outstanding foundations for future success. The focus is on the whole career - research, teaching, and service before and beyond tenure as well as guidance on how to be engaged members of the community at the department, college, and university levels. Group mentoring creates space for consensus, brainstorming, and strategy development.

This program is based on research that shows that team mentoring is more effective than an individual mentor approach. The mentoring program supports junior faculty in the development of:

  • An understanding of the tenure process and expectations for promotion
  • A supportive mentoring team who provides guidance and feedback on a regular basis
  • An individualized research plan
  • An individualized teaching plan
  • An individualized service plan
  • An individualized visibility plan
  • Professional skills.

How it works:

  • Mentoring committee selection and meetings are managed centrally. New faculty will meet individually with Dr. Kaletunc to brainstorm the formation of a mentoring committee.
  • Each mentoring committee will have 4 senior members (3 senior faculty and department chair)
    • A senior faculty member in the department with research interests aligned with the new faculty member
    • A senior faculty member outside the department in a related field
    • A senior faculty member outside the college or university
    • Department chair
  • New faculty will select the committee members and discuss with Dr. Kaletunc
  • Committee will meet once a semester for 1.5 hours (1 hour minimum)
  • Committee meetings will continue until tenure.