Mid-Career Faculty Mentoring Initiative
The mid-career faculty mentoring effort supports the transition of faculty to the rank of full professor. It encompasses sessions in which faculty meet to support and help each other plan their progress. It helps them address their Career Development Plans through peer input and strategic coaching, in an inclusive and supportive setting. Sessions are scheduled throughout the year, as ADVANCE works with specific colleges on one-to-one and peer mentoring efforts with mid-career faculty. The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs Office also pairs Mid-Career Faculty with Peer mentors (please fill out the Mentor request form) coordinates a Faculty Forum in which deans and the provost address the topic of "Pathways to Promotion" with associate professors.
Also, check out information about the biannual "Charting your Path Workshops - Strategies for Success in Academe." The goal of these workshops, which are offered to women and under-represented minority associate professors and their administrators from around the State, is to provide associate professors with strategies they can use to achieve career advancement, while providing insights to administrators into ways they can facilitate mid-career faculty success.
ADVANCE leadership team member Dr. Kim Buch, who coordinates the mid-career mentoring effort, presented information at the ADVANCE Auburn: "Small Wins" Workshop on Post Tenure Pathways in May 2010 about the successes seen thus far with the UNC Charlotte ADVANCE mid-career mentoring effort. Buch coordinates the mid-career initiative.
Faculty Mentoring Resources
The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs Office will continue to add resources for use by faculty in their roles as mentors and mentees. Links to these resources can be found here.
Faculty with additional questions are invited to contact Dr. Yvette Huet, ADVANCE Faculty Director and Coordinator of the new faculty mentoring effort, at firstname.lastname@example.org