Monthly Archives: September 2014

Privilege and Mentoring

I have spent 34 years in the academy as a professor in research universities. I think I have learned a lot along the way, insights into what it takes to be a successful faculty member, to earn tenure, to be … Continue reading

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Transforming Pre-Tenure Faculty Mentoring

It is widely recognized that mentoring is important in assisting junior faculty to successfully navigate their way to promotion and tenure.  The establishment of clear expectations, through faculty evaluation rubrics, can certainly make the core elements of this journey clearer … Continue reading

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Bad rubrics, worse than none at all?

Are there some circumstances in which development of pre-tenure faculty evaluation rubrics work to the disadvantage of departments? I asked this question when we started working on our first round of rubrics a few years back.  After spending time researching … Continue reading

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