At Kent State University we believe that mentoring is important for all faculty. We also understand that no one model is applicable to everyone. Below is a series of guidelines and resources for colleges, departments and schools, mentors, and mentees.
RESOURCES FOR COLLEGES
- For colleges without departments and schools also use the "Resources for Chairs and Departments" listed below.
- For colleges with departments and schools, require or strongly suggest, that departments and schools use the "Resources for Chairs and Departments" listed below.
- Collect names of individuals willing to serve as mentors, and share those via a searchable or viewable database. This will help find mentors outside of a faculty member's immediate field.
- Organize events or programs that bring faculty together and promote peer mentoring throughout the year (e.g. research discussions; peer mentoring; reading groups).
RESOURCES FOR CHAIRS AND DEPARTMENTS
- Building a Departmental-Level Program: A Guide for Chairs - This guide has been written based on the 7 best practices suggested by COACHE (Collaborative on Careers in Higher Education). Departmental programs should address all 7 points.
RESOURCES FOR ALL FACULTY
- Personal Mentoring Map - This map, adopted from The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity can be used to help any faculty member map out their own mentoring needs.
- National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity - Kent State has an institutional membership with the NCFDD. On this site you have access to free webinars and other resources as well as heavily discounted access to their highly successful boot camps. All Kent State faculty can create a free account at the NCFDD website.
- Guide for Promotion to Full Professor - prepared by Kathy Kerns, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
- Center for Teaching and Learning Programming - The Center for Teaching and Learning offers multiple programs to support faculty in career development. This includes such things as faculty writing groups.