The Teaching and Professional Faculty Lifecycle

An aspirational model for the onboarding and mentoring of teaching & professional faculty

Teaching and Professional Faculty comprise over 40% of DU’s professoriate. The Teaching and Professional Faculty Lifecycle model assists these faculty members (and their mentors) with career planning by offering guidance and insight toward a fulfilling career and stable retirement. However, it is not a one-size-fits-all standard. At DU, Teaching and Professional Faculty enter the Lifecycle at different points and with different backgrounds.

So, let’s get started. First, find your role (Mentee, Mentor, Structural Mentor, or Topical Mentor); then, review the topic boxes along the progressive career stages. Each topic box is interactive and can be opened for more information and links to resources, while the scroll bar will help navigate through the Lifecycle. We hope you use the Lifecycle to drive goals and conversations between mentees and mentors.


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