Lynn Wild, associate provost for faculty career development and The Wallace Center; Cheryl Herdklotz, senior faculty career development consultant; and Anne Canale. faculty career development consultant, published a paper in the spring issue of College and University Journal about developing mentoring networks for faculty growth.Read More
When thinking about a student issue or working on a syllabus, faculty members often seek the advice of a colleague — usually by just walking to the office next door. For adjunct faculty, however, the colleague next door has often left for the day and administration offices may also be shut. Adjunct faculty often operate largely on their own, and have a difficult time meeting colleagues who can provide feedback and support.
When institutions deliberately build adjunct communities, this allows the faculty to support each other, helps make adjunct faculty feel appreciated and rewarded, and improves adjunct teaching and student success in the classroom.Read More
“It’s a chance for us to sit down for lunch or snacks and say what’s going great and what needs work in our professional lives,” said Olles, a senior lecturer in the school. “We’ve found that together as a group we can help each other solve any problems.”
The meeting is just one element of the mentoring program the school put in place this year to assist faculty with promotion, scholarship and teaching, professional development and pedagogy. The growing program is made possible with help from grants offered through RIT’s Faculty Career Development (FCD).Read More
A new workshop presented by life coach Ginny Hronek will help RIT faculty plan for and manage opportunities and obstacles in their careers.
The workshop, titled Evolving Your Career: Managing Transitions, is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 in the Bamboo Room, Campus Center. The event, hosted by The Wallace Center, is open to all RIT faculty. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.Read More
Competing demands on faculty time is frequently an obstacle to designing successful faculty development programs. "Events are not always successful because of people's schedules," explains Lynn Wild, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and The Wallace Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.Read More