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 
2020 College Faculty Development Workshops

2021 College Faculty Development Workshops

 

Spring 2023:

Friday, January 27, 2023 at TBA via Zoom
Supporting Student Mental Health in CAL Courses: A Continuing Conversation for Faculty and Staff
Jonathon Novello LMSW, EAP Counselor
Jonathan Ritz, LLPC, CAL Director of Student Wellness

Fall 2022:

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11:00am via Zoom
Supporting Student Mental Health in CAL Courses: A Continuing Conversation for Faculty and Staff
Jonathon Novello LMSW, EAP Counselor
Jonathan Ritz, LLPC, CAL Director of Student Wellness

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:30-11:45am via Zoom
Mid-Semester Syllabus Remix: A Growth Mindset Approach to Building Student Attention and Student Success
As they receive midterm grades, read instructor feedback, listen to instructors talk about assessment expectations, students often ask, “do I belong here?” “can I do this?” They look for cues, especially from instructors, that it is worth their effort to engage in the course. Research shows that syllabus language, psychologically attuned to reflect a growth mindset, can affect student outcomes. Those in attendance will experience how to easily create a one-page [2 sides] syllabus remix that reflects a growth mindset i.e., academic ability can change, so students are more likely to persist through academic challenges. Those intending to attend should bring a copy of their syllabus.
Facilitated by Mary Beth Heeder: Sr. Consultant and Project Manager for Student Learning and Success; Instructor, First Year Writing, College of Arts & Letters  

Friday, October 21, 2022 at 3:00pm via Zoom
Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership: Grant Strategy Workshop
This is a goal-setting workshop for students, fixed-term and tenure-stream faculty, and staff. It offers a hands-on way to set goals, establish a workable horizon, and make concrete plans. Answers the question: When is the right time to go after grant funding?

Friday, November 11, 2022 at 3:00pm via Zoom
Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership: Crafting an Idea Others Can Invest In
This is a new way to look at grant seeking, with an emphasis on resources. It invites Humanities and Arts folks to pair their scholarly goals with a rationale and sources of funding. Answers the question: What kinds of projects need grant support and what kind of projects get funded?

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10:30-11:45am via Zoom
Creating a “Friendlier” Syllabus – One that Promotes Student Equity, Belonging, and A Growth Mindset
  
As they read their syllabi, students often wonder if they can succeed in the course and if they belong in a particular area of study or in college. Many research studies show that instructor mindset has a measurable effect on student’s classroom experience and student achievement. Syllabus language, which communicates mindset, can affect student outcomes. During this session those in attendance will experience how the syllabus can be used as a tool that promotes belonging, equity, and fosters a growth mindset. Those intending to attend should bring a copy of the syllabus they are working on or one they plan to revise. They will have an opportunity to begin to design “a friendlier syllabus.” 
Facilitated by Mary Beth Heeder: Sr. Consultant and Project Manager for Student Learning and Success; Instructor, First Year Writing, College of Arts & Letters

Spring 2022:

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00am via Zoom
Supporting Student Mental Health in CAL Courses: A Continuing Conversation for Faculty and Staff
Jonathon Novello LMSW, EAP Counselor
Jonathan Ritz, LLPC, CAL Director of Student Wellness

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 12:00pm via Zoom
Representing Your Public Scholarship Workshop
Ruth Nicole Brown, Professor and Inaugural Chairperson of the Department of African American and African Studies
Alexandra Hidalgo, Associate Professor of Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
 

Friday, February 18, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership: Research Project Lifecycles and Building a Collaborative Team

What every proposal needs to succeed is a team that can make the project a success. This session helps Humanities and Arts folks think about building a team to the benefit of all involved. Answers the question: How can I build a track record of success with a team that will make funders confident in our ability to be good stewards of resources?
Facilitated by Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Friday, March 18, 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership: Creating a Sustainable Funding Strategy for Your Research
We should never chase dollars. We should always have our scholarly goals driving fundraising efforts. In this session, we explore funding pathways and how to cultivate a range of options for supporting an initiative through a project lifecycle. Answers the question: How can I attract support for my work without selling out my goals and values?
Facilitated by Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1:00pm via Zoom
Supporting Student Mental Health in CAL Courses: A Continuing Conversation for Faculty and Staff
Jonathan Ritz, LLPC, CAL Director of Student Wellness

 

 University Faculty Development Workshops