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Leadership Training and Support: Focus on Teaching and Professional Faculty

This training supports senior faculty, especially Chairs, Directors, Associate Deans and other faculty leaders as essential supports for faculty as they navigate change, especially in relation to the promotion process. There is need for additional mentoring and transparency for expectations for TPF faculty as identified in COACHE and beyond and for promotion from associate to full professor . 

Faculty Leaders, such as chairs and directors, 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 symposium group
  • publicly present their work to the DU community, including academic unit stakeholders

Participating leaders will be eligible for a stipend once they complete and share this work. 

This training supports Chairs, Directors, Associate Deans and other faculty leaders as essential supports for faculty as they navigate change, especially in relation to the promotion process. There is need for additional mentoring and transparency for expectations for TPF faculty as identified in COACHE and beyond and for promotion from associate to full professor . 

Faculty Leaders, such as chairs and directors, will:

  • administer and analyze results from an adapted version of the University of Southern California’s Pullias Center’s survey instrument
  • participate in three workshops, and attend the Pathways to Promotion for TPF panel 
  • make a concrete plan to implement an element of the TPF faculty mentoring model developed by the TPF MOARS symposium group
  • publicly present their work to the DU community, including academic unit stakeholders

    Participating leaders will be eligible for a $500 stipend if they attend the four events, and submit their implementation plan.

    Expectations and Commitment: 

    The first year program is anticipated to launch in Fall 2022, with a kickoff workshop on the MOARS TPF faculty mentoring model. A second workshop will share successful mentoring experiences at DU 

     Participants will administer the survey instrument during Winter 2023, and bring the results to a Spring workshop where they will analyze them with support from peers and outside facilitators. Using these results and drawing on the TPF faculty mentoring model, they will take concrete steps towards implementing the model in 2023-2024, and submit a plan by June 2023. 

    Teams of 2-3 from a department or unit will be given preference.   

    Chairs, directors, or other leaders who have questions about the process and their eligibility are invited to contact vpfa@du.edu. To apply, complete the short survey linked above.