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ERIC Number: EJ890354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Preparing Future Faculty: A New Approach at North Carolina State University
Jones, Angela Lewellyn; Davis, Shannon N.; Price, Jammie
Teaching Sociology, v32 n3 p264-275 Jul 2004
In the fall of 2000 the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) implemented a Phase IV Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) initiative. The goal of this program was (and is) to ensure that doctoral students anticipating entry into a professional position be prepared for all expectations associated with faculty life in a wide variety of college and university placements. NCSU's program combined in-house research mentoring opportunities as well as off-campus mentoring relationships with faculty at other schools to explore the teaching and service responsibilities of junior faculty members. An evaluation committee assessed the effectiveness of this new initiative. Data were collected using several methods, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups. The committee found the PFF program to be a welcome addition to graduate training; however, the NCSU program experienced struggles that provide insight for other schools that may wish to start a PFF program of their own.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina