USA Faculty Senate Academic Development & Mentoring Committee

"This Committee will coordinate the Senate mentoring program for new faculty. It will recommend policies for the mentoring program, identify and recruit faculty mentors, and establish operating procedures. The Committee will also represent faculty in matters related to academic development at the university level." (Chapter 2, page 39 Faculty Handbook, 2003)

2003-04 Members

Bob Coleman, Chair, Arts & Sciences

April Dupree, Arts & Sciences

Curtis Harris, Medicine

John Kovaleski, Education

Scott Rubin, Allied Health

Rebecca Ryan, Nursing

Deborah Spake, MCOB

Current Issues:

  • mentoring program for junior faculty
  • inform faculty of grievance procedures
  • commencement improvements: (some ideas: reception or luncheon, a more prominent faculty role in commencement
  • faculty recognition at commencement and in printed program
  • faculty input in selection of speakers
  • greater opportunities to meet with students and parents
  • assistance in purchasing regalia
  • expectation of attending either December or May commencement
  • faculty awards, recognition (distinguished professorships)
  • reception for new faculty
University of South Alabama  -  Faculty Senate - Mobile, AL 36688-0002
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