1) Accreditation standards have mandated additional responsibilities for assessment; curriculum and co-curricular management; and student support and professional development. Consequently, additional responsibilities have been placed on faculty in recent years. Often these activities, which are outside of traditional teaching and research expectations, can be considered “non-promotable” in traditional promotion and tenure guidelines. Department chairs need to be able to mentor and coach faculty with such responsibilities for success. This community leadership group is responsible for developing a networking session with meaningful dialogue in addition to a presentation at the AACP Interim Meeting on effective mentoring of non-traditional faculty tracks (ie., admin-heavy roles such as assessment, experiential education, student affairs or other leadership).
2) Organize and offer periodic webinars or Connect coffee chats on the following topics:
- Supporting and mentoring junior faculty for success, belonging, and retention (ie. collaborate with Junior Faculty Connect Community and Minority Faculty SIG)
- Identifying and reducing gender bias and toxic culture
- Practices for showing appreciation to improve relationships and engagement
Members of the community leadership group can either plan and execute the presentations and chats or identify appropriate speakers.