Mentoring programs for new faculty are established in colleges to provide guidance for development of successful careers. It has been recognized that team mentoring is more effective than an individual mentor approach. The mentoring program was developed based on the team mentoring approach. The outcomes of the mentoring program were defined for junior faculty to develop:
- 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
Mission: Guide new faculty with outstanding foundations for future success in research, teaching, and service beyond tenure and to be engaging members of the community at the department, college, and university levels. Group mentoring meetings allows for consensus, brainstorming an opportunity to plot strategy.
- Mentoring committee selection and meetings will be managed centrally. New faculty will meet individually with Dr. Kaletunc for formation of mentoring committee.
- 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.