This program is new for 2013-2014 academic year and will provide faculty with structured writing time in a collegial setting...with some good victuals. These one-day retreats include a full day of self-directed writing with the opportunity to meet other participating faculty from across the university and share ideas. We will work for 45 minutes of each hour and take a 15 minute break. There will be a full hour lunch break (provided) and a light reception at the end of the work day to celebrate. The next retreat will take place on Saturday, November 16th from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I (Business School) Room 100. Please click on the link below to register. Space is limited.
As a result of extensive discussions with faculty, the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost established a fund to enable tenure-track faculty (especially junior faculty) to establish more robust national and international mentoring networks. This fund supports campus visits by senior faculty from other institutions to present their academic work to the community as well as participate in state-of-the-discipline discussions with Tulane faculty. Most importantly, the expectation will be that while at Tulane, these visiting colleagues will also spend time with the sponsoring faculty member(s) reviewing their work and academic trajectory.
To apply for 2013-2014 Networking Seminar funding, please click on the link below to begin the application.
Application Deadline: December 9, 2013
Please see the link below for previously funded seminars.
"Mentors are guides. They lead us along the journey of our lives. We trust them because they have been there before. They embody our hopes, cast light on the way ahead, interpret arcane signs, warn us of lurking dangers and point out unexpected delights along the way." L.A. Daloz
Mentoring fosters the professional growth of its mentors and mentees and facilitates effective communication and connectivity among those who participate in the process. Mentoring is both a formal and informal activity, and can address all aspects of academic life, from approaches to achieving work life balance to advice about professional milestones that must be reached in order to advance through the ranks. In addition to one-to-one pairing of junior faculty with more senior faculty, faculty mentoring may include department social events, invitations to professional conferences, teaching and research collaborations, and developing individual career plans. Junior faculty are encouraged to have a network of peers and more senior colleagues as mentors and advisors to get a complete overview of the requirements for academic success.
This section of the website is designed to support efforts by Departments and Schools to advance faculty mentoring at Tulane University. Links to guidelines, resources, references, tools, principles and best practices for faculty mentoring and information about other University faculty mentoring programs are available on this page.
In providing these guidelines and resources for mentorship, we realize that there is no one standard model for mentorship across the university. Rather, these guidelines are designed to promote the development of unique programs that are tailored to the circumstances, traditions and values of individual departments and schools and are attentive to mentoring across differences (e.g., gender, race, culture, and generational lines).
Mentoring is an important topic in faculty development at Tulane University, and has been a subject of discussion in many committees over the past two years.
Tulane University participated in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey in spring 2009. This survey focused on full-time, tenure-track faculty satisfaction with the promotion and tenure processes, the nature of faculty work, work-life balance, and collegiality and was administered online to full-time, tenure-track faculty from all schools. The survey results indicate a need for increased professional development activities. -CLICK HERE FOR MORE-
Mentors and Mentees
Related Sites (links to other institutions' mentoring programs)
M.A. Tonette Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
Associate Provost for the Health Sciences
Kathryn Trimble Schexnaildre, MPH
Senior Program Coordinator
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