ERIC Number: EJ774399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: 9
Mentoring Education Faculty toward Tenure and Promotion: The Work of the Research & Writer's Group
Polirstok, Susan R.; Digby, Annette D.
Journal of Faculty Development, v21 n2 p109-116 May 2007
In light of the tenure and promotion needs of junior faculty to demonstrate high levels of scholarship, achieve strong publication records, and develop successful proposals for extramural funding, this article explores the impact of providing a structure and a process for mentoring education faculty toward the attainment of tenure and promotion through participation in a Research and Writer's Group. The Research and Writer's group provides participating faculty with a forum for: (1) the presentation of ideas and drafts of developing manuscripts for the purpose of securing feedback; (2) the dissemination of information regarding opportunities for presentations at professional conferences and requests for manuscripts for edited books and thematic journal articles; and (3) the promotion of collaboration of faculty from across departments and disciplines in education. A carefully developed curriculum designed specifically to meet the scholarship needs of junior faculty is presented along with multiple perspectives of the impact of this mentoring model on the host institution. Anticipated as well as unanticipated outcomes of the work of the Research and Writer's Group are highlighted.
Descriptors: Models, Tenure, Mentors, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Teacher Promotion, Teacher Educators, Writing for Publication, Scholarship, Grantsmanship, Writing Workshops, Feedback (Response), Information Dissemination, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Research, Time Management
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