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The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching each year sponsor a series of programs and events to introduce all new tenured and tenure-eligible faculty to Iowa State University with the goal of supporting their successful transition to life at Iowa State and in the Ames community.
The New Faculty Orientation introduces each year's cohort of new faculty to the people and resources at Iowa State that are vital to their success. The next New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Reiman Gardens (Garden Room), adjacent to the ISU campus [directions/map].
The program will include remarks by members of the Provost's Senior Leadership Team, faculty members, program coordinators, and student leaders. The program includes a luncheon during which the Senior Vice President and Provost will address the new faculty. New Faculty will also meet by college cohort with their College Peer Mentor to discuss how to start their faculty careers successfully.
Registration is required for this event.
New tenured and tenure-eligible faculty are invited to the Memorial Union on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 for two sessions (morning and afternoon) of workshops and presentations dedicated to teaching led by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). The topics to be covered range from broad issues relative to student learning (active learning, teaching with technology, and learning styles, etc.) to more focused discussions on effective grading, classroom management, and preparing for the first day of class. Schedules, session descriptions, and other information are available on the University Teaching Seminar web site.
Registration is required for this event.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development will offer a series of grant writing seminars and workshops for all faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students. There is no fee for participating in any of these workshops. Registration is required. Questions regarding these workshops may be directed to Chitra Rajan, Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development at email@example.com.
Iowa State University recognizes the importance of supporting all faculty through both formal and informal mentoring, and along the various stages of one's academic career. For new tenure-eligible faculty, formal mentoring provides a valuable support system that helps faculty build connections and competence in a new academic environment. We offer three mentoring programs for new faculty.
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost (SVPP) coordinates the Individual Mentor Program by working through department chairs to ensure that each new tenure-eligible faculty member has a formal mentor. Once a mentor is selected, the department chair submits the required documentation to the SVPP. The mentor and the new faculty member are expected to continue their partnership through the faculty member's pre-tenure years, with a primary focus on achieving a successful preliminary (third-year) review.
The colleges work with the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost to coordinate a peer-to-peer mentoring program in which each cohort of new tenure-eligible faculty interact with others in their college. Each dean names a senior faculty member as College Peer Mentor with the expectation that he/she will coordinate meetings and activities with the new faculty in the college. The goal is to provide opportunities for new faculty to meet and network with peers across the college.
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) offers a Teaching Partners Program for faculty in their second and third years at ISU. This optional program consists of having an experienced senior teacher assigned to mentor a group of two to three tenure-eligible faculty who are looking for additional feedback on their teaching.
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching has created a web site to assist new faculty with connections at Iowa State University. The site contains links and information about finding things on campus, becoming part of the Ames community, faculty development, teaching resources, research resources, and university offices.
New Faculty Co-Horts: