The Teaching and Professional Faculty Mentoring and Onboarding Across Ranks & Series (MOARS) implementation team, seeded at the DU Symposium, developed an innovative model to visualize the lifecycle of the Teaching and Professional Faculty (TPF) professoriate.
Because the DU TPF series are still relatively new and unique sector-wide, articulating the mentoring needs of TPF across their career trajectory is both novel and important. The next step is to employ this model as a tool for analyzing current gaps in mentorship and support for TPF faculty at DU.
Senior faculty, chairs, directors, and associate deans are central to the experiences of TPF faculty—especially as they relate to clarity around expectations for promotion, annual review, and mentorship. Thus, leaders are invited to join a new community of practice that will:
- Administer and analyze results from the University of Southern California’s Pullias Center’s survey instrument
- Participate in workshops and community-of-practice activities.
- Implement the TPF faculty mentoring model developed by the TPF MOARS implementation team
- Publicly present their work to the DU community, including academic unit stakeholders
Participants will be offered a $500 honorarium for their work throughout the 2022–2023 academic year.