Department Chairs are essential in the design and implementation of mentoring approaches for faculty. While each department has a unique set of circumstances to consider in designing mentoring plans, there are aspects of departmental leadership in this area that can be informed by experience and scholarship. The links below provide access to practical resources for department chairs on mentoring, departmental climate, and faculty retention.
Includes Establishing a Lab; Student Support; Start-up Packages; Child Care; Dual Career; Course Assignments; Classroom Authority and Teaching Evaluations.
Includes recommended actions for enhancing department climate and "tools" for effective leaders.
Instructions on setting expectations, facilitating resource acquisition, research and teaching facilitation, reducing impediments to success
Using principles of transparency, uniformity, and assistance, outlines best practices for such topics as: hiring and negotiation, providing information, mentoring, review & tenure policies, and collegiality.