A multilevel mentoring program for early career tenure-track faculty

NYU’s Office of the Provost and its Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) are launching the Early Career Faculty Institute (ECFI) to mentor tenure-eligible faculty in their first three years of appointment. The program comprises ten modules spanning a two-year period, beginning in fall 2021. From research and funding support to teaching philosophy, ECFI modules will cover core areas that foster the productivity, success, and retention of NYU faculty.

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MISSION

To promote the advancement and success of early career faculty

TIMELINE

Ten modules over two years

There will be ten modules over two years for faculty, and two additional modules for mentors and school leadership. The ECFI also includes monthly mentor meetings, didactic presentations, interactive in-person and online meetings with exercises for self-reflection, and small-group teamwork.

Initiates entry of early career faculty to NYU through exposure to increased knowledge of existing resources and networking skills/opportunities.

Provide early career faculty with tools to identify short- and long-term goals to be shared with mentors and university leadership. The IDP is a living document used to evaluate the success of reaching benchmarks for early career faculty at NYU.

Train early career faculty how to best develop, revise, and submit high-quality proposals. Resources for grant development and implementation at NYU will also be covered.

Strategize how to improve scholarly output and dissemination of faculty’s discipline-specific work.

Instruct faculty to develop a teaching philosophy—both inside and outside the classroom. Coach them to improve their teaching skills and employ strategies beyond traditional methods of teaching.

Support meaningful contributions to NYU, the field, clinical practice (if applicable), and the wider community. Provide an overview of the role of the university as an engine of social change and impact.

Devise a plan to assemble and manage teams and projects to achieve goals in a fast-paced academic work environment.

Build connections within NYU, and provide strategies to create a culture of belonging and inclusion.

Identify how benchmarks of success change across the faculty lifecycle, and review strategies to achieve success throughout an academic career.

Learn what makes a compelling and discipline-specific tenure dossier, and review examples from successful dossiers. 

Provide current and prospective mentors with strategies and resources to promote best practices in mentoring, and to overcome common challenges in the mentoring process.

Provide school administrators with best practices for fostering a culture of mentorship in schools, to support advancement and success of all faculty.

Watch the modules video

ADVANTAGES

A unique mentoring program modeled on evidence-based best practices

Informed by foremost mentoring programs from top U.S. universities, the ECFI will:

Create networking opportunities with university leadership, schools, and faculty

Expand faculty skills and explore pathways toward tenure and beyond

Support faculty with both a technical and a career mentor

APPROACH

Support from multiple levels of university personnel

We foster a culture of mentoring and support that is shared by senior university administrators, the heads of all schools and departments, and NYU faculty.

The multilevel structure of the ECFI: University, Schools, Departments

TEAM

A program of NYU’s
Center for Faculty Advancement

The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA), within the Office of the Provost, supports faculty in successfully developing their academic careers.

Charlton McIlwain

Charlton McIlwain

Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development

Niyati Parekh

Niyati Parekh

Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Initiatives
Dr. Parekh will oversee the implementation of the ECFI.

Module 1: Individual Development Plan—A Roadmap to Tenure 

November 18, 2021

Katherine Fleming

Katherine Fleming

Provost

Charlton McIlwain

Charlton McIlwain

Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development

Kristen Day

Kristen Day

Vice Provost

Peter Gonzalez

Peter Gonzalez

Associate Provost for Academic Appointments

Karen Jackson-Weaver

Karen Jackson-Weaver

Senior Associate Vice President of Global Faculty Engagement and Innovative Advancement

Jelena Kovačević

Jelena Kovačević

Dean of NYU School of Engineering

Mor Armony

Mor Armony

Vice Dean of Faculty, Stern School of Business

Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Chair, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

Networking Coffee Hour with Work–Life Office

December 7 and 9

Grace Cosachov Protos

Grace Cosachov Protos

Executive Director, Work Life

Stacey Gordon

Stacey Gordon

Program Director, Next Phase, Adult Caregiving and Retirement

Helga Yuan Larsen

Helga Yuan Larsen

Program Director for Early Childhood & K-12 Education

Mentorship Workshop

December 14

Charlton McIlwain

Charlton McIlwain

Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development

Marita Sturken

Marita Sturken

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Steinhardt

Susan C. Antón

Susan C. Antón

Vice-Dean for Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Development

Victoria Vaughan Dickson

Victoria Vaughan Dickson

Director, NYU Meyers Pless Center for Nursing Research

Faculty of Arts and Science

Claudia Avalos
Justin Pargeter
Ken Van Tilburg
Kimberly Carlson
Linsey Edwards
Marvin Parasram
Roni Henig
Tal Linzen
Tara Slough
William (Bill) McGrath

College of Dentistry 

Alex Rojas Bie Thomsen
Farnaz Shamsi
Shulamite Huang

School of Global Public Health 

Alden Lai
Claudia Passos
Daniel Fogal
Hai Shu
Jennifer Cantrell
Mari Armstrong-Hough

Courant Institute of Mathematics 

Jonathan Niles-Weed
Marshall Ball

Division of Libraries 

Hope Lappen
Lori Salmon
Michelle Demeter

Stern School of Business 

Chongho Kim
Divya Singhvi
Raveesh Mayya

Rory Meyers College of Nursing 

Jasmine Travers
Susan Kohl Malone
Tina Sadarangani
Yaguang Zheng

Silver School of Social Work 

Kiara Moore

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 

Angela Trude
j Siguru Wahutu
Mercy Agyepong
Pablo Ripolles

Tandon School of Engineering 

David Truong
Jennifer Apell
Luis Ceferino
Nathalie Pinkerton
S. Farokh Atashzar

Interested in the ECFI?

February 8:  Scholarship & Funding Support
March 10:  Publishing & Portfolio Work
April 12:  Teaching