Good Practices Involving Faculty Mentoring, Evaluation Processes, and Climate

How to Help New Faculty Settle In: Common Problems and Alternative Solutions
Identifies some common difficulties, and suggests alternative approaches. In most cases, these approaches were actually offered by other new faculty members who had also directly experienced the issues.

Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Tenure-track Faculty
Examines the many types and sources of assistance available and how they may be structured. Also provides detailed information on establishing and managing advising relationships, on clarifying expectations, and specific ways to help propel the advisee's career

Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Research-track Faculty
The same guide, tailored to research track faculty

Frequently-Asked Questions: Retention of Science and Engineering Faculty who are Women and/or Members of Racial/Ethnic Minorities
FAQ designed to give guidance re: climate and its effect on the retention of faculty that are women and/or members of racial/ethnic minorities.

Creating a Positive Departmental Climate: Principles for Best Practices
Important general principles of effective leadership

Developing Anti-Harassment Programs in Academic Societies and Meetings: A Resource Guide
The University of Michigan ADVANCE Program has compiled this information as a resource for those wishing to develop an anti-harassment program within their own scholarly or scientific society, meeting, or other professional setting.

Faculty Awards and Leadership Guidelines
This resource details both the principles of an unbiased awards process and specific committee practices to employ for successful outcomes. It encourages the consideration of creative, entrepreneurial, and outreach activities in faculty evaluations and awards and provides several concrete examples of those areas outside of traditional scholarship that enhance conventional measures.

Faculty Annual Review Guidelines
Compiled by your colleagues, these guidelines derive from the current literature as well as first-hand experience and are presented as those principles specific to the process and practices identified as essential for consistent and fair annual reviews.

Faculty Annual Review Form Template
This sample template for an annual review reporting form, was developed by the Faculty Evaluation and Development Committee in 2004. It can be modified to suit the needs of different fields.

Third Year, Tenure, and Promotion Review Guidelines
The guidelines for this critical review process were identified by the STRIDE and FASTER committees and are presented as essential principles and practices. Designed to ensure consistency among reviewers, the guidelines cover establishing and communicating evaluation criteria, as well as the transparency and accountability inherent in the process. Issues pertaining to letters are also covered in depth.

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