College Faculty Mentoring Fellows 

The Program is for faculty and academic staff and matches mentors with mentees at the College level. The Program began in Spring 2019 and continues into AY 19-20. It is designed for tenure-stream and non-tenure stream faculty and academic staff. The greatest service to the profession is to help others in their career see ahead and assist them in charting their own paths to intellectual leadership.

Mentors and mentees both receive preliminary training with check-ins throughout the year. Mentees will meet with their mentors once per month and begin in April and May of each year. The goal is to help the mentees establish goals and receive support with the approaching summer. Resuming in August, the mentees will continue to meet at least monthly with their mentors collectively and individually as needed through May the following year. In this way, each mentee will be assured at least one full year of the mentoring program. Mentors will be asked to participate in events during the year and help with program assessment and participate in a debriefing session as a means to evaluate the program. 

The program was organized with the help of Prof. Melissa McDaniels and Prof. Emily Bouck.

AAN Mentoring Resources Page
AAN has a page with mentoring resources that include mentoring best practices, resources for unit administrators, mentoring professional development, and other resources.

College Faculty Development Workshops 

2019 College Faculty Development Workshops 

Spring 2021:

February 5, 2021 at 11:00am via Zoom
Creating Community in Online Learning Contexts
Amanda Lanier, Center for Language Teaching Advancement 

Grant Strategy Workshops – Hosted by UIUC and HWW:
  1. February 5, 2021 at 1:00pm (12pm CST) via Zoom
    Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership
    Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies 
    Session Recording
  2. February 12, 2021 at 1:00pm (12pm CST) via Zoom
    Creating an Idea that Others Can Invest In
    Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies 
    Session Recording
  3. February 19, 2021 at 1:00pm (12pm CST) via Zoom
    Building a Collaborative Team 
    Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies 
  4. February 26, 2021 at 1:00pm (12pm CST) via Zoom
    Building a Funding Strategy
    Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies 
CAL Listening Sessions with Dean Long: 
  1. February 10, 2021 at 3:00pm via Zoom
    Part I: For Graduate Students 
    Christopher Long, Dean
  2. February 15, 2021 at 2:00pm via Zoom
    Part II: For Fixed-Term Faculty and Academic Specialists
    Christopher Long, Dean
  3. February 22, 2021 at 2:00pm via Zoom
    Part III: For Tenured Faculty (Associate and Full Professors) 
    Christopher Long, Dean
  4. March 9, 2021 at 1:00pm via Zoom
    Part IV: For Pre-Tenure Faculty 
    Christopher Long, Dean
  5. March 15, 2021 at 2:00pm via Zoom
    Part V: Open Session to all CAL Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students 
    Christopher Long, Dean
  6. March 22, 2021 at 2:00pm via Zoom
    Part VI: For CAL Undergraduate Students
    Christopher Long, Dean 

March 26, 2021 from 12:30 – 2:00pm via Zoom
What is an Equitable Classroom: Easy First Steps to a Values-driven Syllabus 
CAL Inclusive Pedagogy Initiative/CIPC: 
Ellen Moll, Kate Sonka, Kathryn McEwen, Rebecca Tegtmeyer, and Denise M. Acevedo 

April 2, 2021 at 12:00pm via Zoom
Designation B and  Promotion for Fixed-Term Faculty
Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration

April 9, 2021 at 11:00am via Zoom
Designation B and Continuing System Promotion for Academic Specialists
Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration

Fall 2020:

August 11, 2020 at 1:30pm via Zoom
Managing Work and Caregiving during COVID-19
Jaimie Hutchinson, MSU’s WorkLife Office

September 16, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom
Work/Life Balance During COVID-19 and Caring for the Caregivers
Sara Allison, Fiscal Officer in English
Zachary Kaiser, Associate Professor in Art, Art History, and Design
Grace Pregent, Assistant Director of The Writing Center

Research Series:

  1. August 19, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom
    How to Pivot your Research during COVID-19
    Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
    Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration
    Elena Ruiz, Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Suzanne Wagner, Associate Professor of Linguistics
    Betsy Sneller, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
  2. October 22, 2020 at 3:00pm via Zoom
    Pivoting Your Research During COVID-19: Exploring and Brainstorming
    Amy DeRogatis, Professor of Religious Studies 
    Jessica Barnes Najor, University Outreach and Engagement 
  3. October 29, 2020 at 3:00pm via Zoom
    Pivoting Your Research During COVID-19: Making The Brainstorm Happen
    Jessica Barnes Najor, University Outreach and Engagement
  4. October 30, 2020 at 12:00pm via Zoom
    What to Do when You Can’t Pivot Your Research 
    Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
    Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration
Listening Series:
  1. November 4, 2020 at 3:00pm via Zoom
    Listening Session for Faculty and Academic Staff who are Experiencing Extra Caregiving Stresses During COVID-19
    Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration
  2. November 12, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom
    Listening Session for Non-Tenure Stream Faculty and
    Academic Staff
    Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration
  3. November 18, 2020 at 12:00pm via Zoom
    Listening Session for Pre-Tenure Faculty 
    Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration
  4. November 19, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom
    Listening Session for Full Professors 
    Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration
  5. November 19, 2020 at 3:00pm via Zoom
    Listening Session for Associate Professors 
    Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration

December 3, 2020 at 1:30pm via Zoom
Supporting Student Mental Health in CAL Courses: A Conversation for Faculty  
Jonathan Ritz, LLPC, CAL Director of Student Wellness and Assistant Professor in WRAC 
Jonathon Novello, LMSW, EAP Counselor

December 7, 2020 at 2:00pm via Zoom
Time-saving Tips for Online Teaching
Workshop Recording 
Stacia Moroski-Rigney, Director of the CAL Citizen Scholars Program and Assistant Professor in WRAC
Ronald Stokes Schwartz, Academic Specialist, Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts & Humanities

December 8, 2020 at 12:00pm via Zoom
Writing Up Annual Evaluation Materials During COVID-19
Workshop Recording
Sonja Fritzsche, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel & Administration
Jackie Rhodes, Department Chair – Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 
Karen Kangas-Preston, Senior Academic Specialist – Theatre 
Aline Godfroid, Associate Professor – Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures 

 University Faculty Development Workshops