In its effort to foster and support the success of all faculty, including emerging faculty, The Office for Faculty Excellence provides programs and resources and works with other units and offices. Mentoring of new and
emerging faculty, as they learn from experienced faculty and staff is an
important part of our mentoring effort. But we recognize that even the most experienced faculty are expanding their understanding and need mentoring from experienced people in new areas of interest. The Merriam-Webster
defines a mentor as "a trusted counselor or
guide." We believe a mentor in one area is often a “mentee” in another area.
New Faculty Mentoring:
Emerging Faculty Mentoring and Development
- New Faculty Orientation activities and the networking established through that program provide opportunities for new faculty to connect with other faculty and the university leadership.
- The University Mentoring Program for First Year Faculty. Each unit is asked to provide a mentoring program (may be formalized or informal) to guide faculty members during their first year at the University. View Resolution 93-27. The OFE and the Faculty Senate Faculty Welfare Committee have compiled information about these programs. See link (upload what we have – College Mentor Program Chart)
Faculty Interest Groups – Group Mentoring:
- Some units provided coursework on becoming a faculty member and teaching in the various disciplines.
- As funds allow, the OFE offers special “Introduction to College Teaching” sessions for emerging faculty. In addition all emerging faculty are invited to participate in other OFE programming.
Faculty are asked to register for meetings via the OFE Registration site:
All faculty with interest in specific areas can request the OFE to establish a faculty interest group (FIG) where they and other faculty can meet, share, network, and grow in their skills, knowledge, and understanding. The following FIGs have been created. They are active to the extent that faculty participate in them.
SPECIAL MENTORING PROGRAMS
- Teaching Online Faculty Interest Group – Goal is to support faculty preparing or currently teaching online by sharing tools, strategies, best practices. At each monthly meeting a faculty member presents on an online teaching topic. The session is then open for discussion of that or any other teaching online topic.
Sharepoint Site: https://collab.ecu.edu/sites/cfe/online/
- Faculty Writers Work Group - Goal to promote faculty success in writing for publication. Faculty, including emerging faculty, can submit drafts of proposals, abstracts, articles, dissertation chapters for review and discussion by other group members. At the monthly meetings, participants discuss at least a part of each submission. Work can be submitted ahead of time through the FIG site in Sharepoint. To be added as a user of this site, contact Joyce Newman at 328-5429.
Sharepoint Site: https://collab.ecu.edu/sites/cfe/wwg/
- Qualitative Research Faculty Interest Group – Goal to provide sharing and support of faculty work in qualitative research.
Sharepoint Site: https://collab.ecu.edu/sites/cfe/qualfig/
- Asian Faculty Interest Group – Goal to promote access to community and campus resources and the opportunity to build community among faculty from Asian countries and other faculty interested in Asian topics. The current goal of the group is to develop an interactive resource site.
Sharepoint Site: https://collab.ecu.edu/sites/cfe/asianfaculty/
Asian Faculty Resources website
2011 Greenville Chinese New Year Celebration photos
Greenville Chinese Community Photo Albums & Videos
ECU Asian Studies Program
- Emerging Faculty Interest Group – Under development. Goal to promote knowledge of teaching and learning at the university level and to build resources and networking.
- Active-Learning Faculty Interest Group – Currently inactive. Goal to support development of active learning strategies, such as PBL, in large classes. Monthly sessions involve reading and sharing information on active-learning and sharing planning and implementation of these strategies in ECU classes.
- Grant Writing Faculty Interest Group – Currently inactive. Goal to support grant writing skills and sharing of ideas and resources.
- Distance Faculty Interest Group – Under development. Goal is to provide a connection and resource site for faculty who are distance from the University and not able to take part in campus activities.
Teaching with Technology Summer Workshop and Mentoring Program.
This especially designed one-week summer program was offered for the first time during Summer 2010. The program provided approximately 20 faculty support in their development of a new online or hybrid course or the revision of a current one. Participants worked with staff and five faculty mentors who continued to support the faculty during implementation in the fall semester. The program will be offered in Summer 2011 if funds allow. If interested in Summer 2011, faculty are asked to complete the online interest form
Faculty Welfare Committee Report on Faculty Mentoring
- To provide introduction to major vehicles/platforms/software for teaching online and hybrid courses
- To introduce social media and their uses in the online/hybrid course
- To discuss course design principles and needs for participating faculty – using syllabi, course descriptions faculty proposals for courses to be developed
- To provide hands-on opportunity for participants to develop course structures using technologies identified with assistance from faculty/staff mentors
- To assist participants in locating teaching resources and developing a plan for online/hybrid course development completion
- To provide mentors during the semester of implementation of the new or revised course.
Mentoring Notes and Request for InputResources about Mentoring