PEERS FOR PROMOTION: FACILITATED PEER MENTORING
Peers for Promotion (PFP): Facilitated Peer Mentoring program, sponsored by the UMMS Office of Faculty Affairs, is designed to help faculty advance and transition to the rank of Associate Professor.
The program is intended for 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 Peers for Promotion address the components needed for the promotion package and for the successful transition to Associate Professor.
The Peers for Promotion program consists of four components:
- a comprehensive curriculum that provides information for preparing documents
needed for promotion to Associate Professor and development of competencies useful
for transition to Associate Professor
- interactive montly group meetings providing discussion of the indvidual promotion
plan (IPP) and protfolio components; and peer-to-peer mentoring facilitated by Drs.
Judith K. Ockene and Joanna Cain
- an individual Promotion Plan completed to identify gaps to promotion and a process
for filling gaps.
- two individual consultations with Dr. Ockene or Dr. Cain
The expected time commitment is 2 hours monthly for each group meeting and up to 2 hours monthly for class and work on your promotion portfolio.
The Peers for Promotion program runs from October 2015 - April 2016 for 7 sessions from 4:00-6:00pm on the following dates :
- 2015: October 21, November 18, and December 16
- 2016: January 20, February 17, March 16, and April 20
- Followed by a Celebration Dinner; May 11, 2016; 4:00-7:00pm
Participants are expected to attend 80% of the monthly group meetings, complete the promotion portfolio, and be committed to promotion.
The Promotion Portfolio
Each participant will identify gaps in their promotion portfolio -through the IPP- that need to be addressed in order to advance to the rank of Associate Professor. The identified gap(s) will be focused on and completed during the course of the program with the guidance of peers and senior faculty mentors.
Portfolio items include:
- the narrative statement
- an effective CV
- reference letters
- teaching evaluations
- research or scholarly activities
- clinical / professional service
- establishing a national or international presence
The Mentoring Relationship
Mentoring is an essential component of the Peers for Promotion. 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 support the faculty member’s participation.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Cain, MD, Director of Faculty Talent Management, Office of Faculty Affairs,