Mid-Career Faculty Mentoring Program
This program is designed to support mid-career faculty who are actively pursuing promotion to full professor. Participants will benefit from a six-session program that includes presentations and workshop activities as well as in-session mentoring. Participants will be assigned to a mentoring pod made up of a senior mentor and a small group of mid-career faculty. The pod will meet as part of the scheduled sessions.
For more information about this program, please contact Laurie.Lewis@utsa.edu on the Faculty Success team.
Sessions will be scheduled in 1 to 2-hour blocks spread out over a semester. Sessions will meet face-to-face on main campus. The first part of each session will be devoted to a presentation on the topic of the session. That will be followed by workshop time for the mentoring pods to practice using tools, share their homework, and discuss issues raised in the presentation. Participants will be asked to prepare for the sessions by completing short homework assignments (e.g., reflect on something, have a sit-down with someone, draft something etc.).
Participants are expected to attend all of the scheduled sessions and to prepare assigned homework. This program is meant to be a coherent program through which all participants travel together. A major value of the program is that participants get to know one another, form a learning community, and support each other.
- Expectations to Earn Full: How to get the best information about disciplinary/college standards and expectations. How to get the ongoing feedback you need.
- Goal Setting: Setting goals for scholarship/teaching/service/admin roles. Identify the areas that need the most attention to succeed. Also, what are the strengths of your case and how can it be maximized and recognized?
- Managing Obstacles and Seeking Support: Identifying the resources at UTSA and elsewhere to help you achieve goals. Balancing teaching, research, service and administrative roles. Negotiating workload and timing of expectations of service/teaching. Setting oneself up for success with time-management strategies
- Powerful Strategies for Maximizing your Scholarship: Maximizing use of sabbatical/course release. Creating multiple outcomes for single projects. Connecting student teaching/mentoring with your own scholarship. Identifying projects that will weigh in as important pieces in your case for Full
- Finding Disciplinary Mentors: Identifying a list of potential non-UTSA mentors. Cultivating contact and attracting support and mentoring. What is the best use of a disciplinary mentor?
- Celebration of completion and appreciation of mentor participants
Schedule for Mid-Career Mentoring Program
- Fall 2021 Dates: TBA