PEERS FOR PROMOTION: FACILITATED PEER MENTORING
Peers for Promotion: Facilitated Peer Mentoring (FPM) program, sponsored by the UMMS Office of Faculty Affairs, is designed to help women faculty advance and transition to the rank of Associate Professor.
The program is intended for women faculty who have been an Assistant Professor for 5-10 years and would like to work on becoming an Associate Professor within the next two years.
Topics covered in the Peers for Promotion (FPM) address the components needed for the promotion package and for the successful transition to Associate Professor.
The Peers for Promotion: FPM program consists of three components:
Interactive monthly group meetings providing peer-to-peer mentoring, facilitated by Drs. Judith Ockene and Joanna Cain;
A comprehensive curriculum provides information for preparing documents needed for promotion to Associate Professor and development of competencies useful for transition to Associate Professor;
A project identified by the participant and intended to help attain promotion to Associate Professor.
The expected time commitment is 1.5 hours monthly for each group meeting and about 2 hours monthly for preparation, selected leadership seminars, and project work.
The Peers for Promotion: FPM program runs from October 2013 - May 2014 for 8 sessions from 4:00-5:30pm on the following dates:
October 30, November 20, and December 18, 2013 and January 22, February 26, March 26, April 30 and May 21, 2014.
Participants are expected to:
- attend 80% of the monthly group meetings
- attend the majority of selected Leadership Series seminars/workshops
- complete the individual project
- be committed to promotion
Each participant will identify a project to complete during the course of the Peers for Promotion: FPM with the guidance of peers and senior faculty mentors. The project should be relevant for advancing to the rank of Associate Professor.
Possible projects include:
- grant applications
- the narrative statement
- effective CVs
- reference letters
- teaching portfolio
- research or scholarly activities
- clinical / professional service
- establishing an international presence
The Mentoring Relationship
Mentoring is an essential component of the Peers for Promotion: FPM. Two senior faculty mentors will facilitate the group sessions and provide participants with guidelines for peer to peer mentoring and promotion.
The Application and Participation
Each eligible Assistant Professor interested in participating completes a brief application describing career goals and how participation in the Peers for Promotion: Facilitated Peer Mentoring (FPM) program will assist with advancement to Associate Professor.
The applicant meets with their Department Chair or Division Chief to discuss the time commitment involved in participating in the program. Department Chairs or Chiefs must sponsor the faculty member’s participation.
Download Application form. The application process is currently closed.
Submit applications and CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will be notified on a rolling basis as applications are received and reviewed.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the program or application process:
Judith Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA, Associate Vice Provost for Gender & Equity, Office of Faculty Affairs
Joanna Cain, MD, Director of Faculty Talent Management, Office of Faculty Affairs