Welcome to the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Faculty Development page! Below, you will find information regarding various College of Education initiatives that center diversity and faculty development
Faculty Mentoring Program
The College of Education’s Faculty Mentoring Program is a formal college-wide program that brings together junior and senior level faculty from across our six departments. Currently, interested assistant professors and clinical assistant professors are matched with two mentors at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor levels. The goal is to match faculty with one colleague from their home department as well as one mentor outside their home department to offer multiple points of support and varied perspectives. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to connect throughout the academic year and are provided with resources to build generative, meaningful, and sustaining relationships.
For the inaugural year of this program in 2021-2022, 30 College of Education faculty are participating as mentees and 36 are serving in the capacity of mentors. If you are a College of Education assistant professor or clinical assistant professor and you would like to participate in this program, please contact Kelly Guyotte.
Faculty Cohort Gatherings
Throughout the year, Office of Diversity Initiatives and Faculty Development sponsors informal gatherings for College of Education faculty to come together, share resources and advice, and to engage together in dialogue about faculty support and development. In 2021, the primary focus is on connecting with assistant-level faculty through their cohorts. The goal of these gatherings is to build community, collaboration, and to support faculty success.
Faculty Cohort Events
|September 12, 2021||Assistant Professors at the 4th, 5th, and 6th year on the Tenure Track|
|October 14, 2021||Assistant Professors at the 2nd and 3rd year on the Tenure Track|
|November 4, 2021||Clinical Assistant Professors (all years)|
|January 2022||Assistant Professors in their 1st year on the Tenure Track|
|March 2022||Associate Professors|
|May 2022||Assistant Professors in their 1st year on the Tenure Track|
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advocates
Each faculty search committee in the College of Education is now required to have a DEI Advocate. For 2021-2022, DEI Advocates are individuals who are active members of either the College of Education DEI Committee, the College of Education Faculty Retention and Recruitment Committee, or the ESPRMC Diversity Council. In the future, we hope to expand this opportunity to others in the College. The primary responsibility of the DEI Advocate is to actively monitor each stage of the search process to ensure an equitable and inclusive search is taking place.
COE DEI Advocate Responsibilities (link to document)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Methodological Speaker Series
In collaboration with the Educational Research Program, the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Faculty Development sponsors multiple talks throughout the academic year that promote DEI-related issues taken up through and with research methodology. This speaker series elevates the work of early- and mid-career faculty who center some aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in their methodological work.
In collaboration with the Office of Research and Service, Office of Diversity Initiatives and Faculty Development offers grant support and grant-related professional development opportunities throughout the academic year. Faculty in the College of Education are encouraged to participate in relevant workshops and events and to check back for more information in the coming months.
2022 Grant Support Events
January 2022, Introduction to Grants in the College of Education, David Hardy, Associate Dean for Research and Service
February 2022, COE Connections: A Networking Event, Kelly Guyotte, Director of Diversity Initiatives and Faculty Development