ERIC Number: ED364924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-21
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Inter-Departmental Faculty Mentoring: Bridging Isolation in the Tenure Process at Small Colleges and Small Communications Departments.
Noting that a campus-wide faculty mentoring program begun by the Faculty Women's Caucus at Wilkes University has resulted in increased positive interaction between nontenured and tenured faculty, this paper traces the development of that program. Following an introduction, the first section of the paper discusses the changing organizational climate for faculty by providing data on Wilkes University--pointing out that Wilkes is a small school and that the Deapartment of Communication, the third largest in the school, has only six full-time faculty. The next section describes the rationale for the evolving pilot program in faculty mentoring, noting that in 1992-93 the Women's Caucus adopted a faculty mentoring program as one of their "action items." The final section provides a preliminary list of observations about faculty mentoring (a statistical assessment of the program will be completed sometime in 1994). Appendix A presents a Wilkes University Faculty Women's Caucus "Memorandum" which includes the following: (1) Rationale, (2) Goals of the FWC mentoring program, and (3) Implementation. Appendix B provides a Faculty Mentoring Program. Appendix C provides chapter 5 of "The Faculty and the University." (NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wilkes University PA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993). For a related document, see CS 508 403.