Tenure/Research Mentoring Program

The goal of this program is to supplement existing departmental mentoring activities and to assist junior faculty in achieving the award of tenure. This program is also available to selected fixed term research intensive faculty.

Senior faculty members are trained as mentors for this program. They meet with junior faculty (protégés) on a periodic basis to:

  • Review academic progress to date
  • Establish future academic goals
  • Provide assistance in achieving those goals

Once a year, the junior faculty member receives written feedback from the mentor program directors and mentors on their progress toward achieving tenure. Mentors and protégés meet periodically during the academic year. Twice a year the entire group of CHM mentors and protégés meet to participate in professional development seminars.

Recent Professional Development Seminars

  • May 2021 – Overview: MSU Tenure System Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure, N. Suzanne Lang, Ph.D., Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources
  • November 2020 – Disastrous Principles of Grantsmanshipwreck, Tom Hollon, Ph.D., National Institute of Health Grant Consultant, Office of Research and Innovation, Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
  • May 2020 – Canceled
  • November 2019 – Lessons Learned in Peparing for RPT Review, Nicholas Kanaan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Translational Neurosciences, and CHM Mentor; Peparing the Reflective Essay, Ann Austin, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, and Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development, Academic Advancement Network
  • May 2019 – Understanding Research Expectations for Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure, Susan Barman, Ph.D., FAPS, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Member of College RPT Committee
  • November 2018 – Outreach and Engagement: Strategies for Making Your Case, Diane M. Doberneck, Ph.D., Associate Director, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
  • Seminars from Previous Years

For further information contact your chair, director, or:

William A. Anderson, Ph.D.
Office of Faculty Affairs and Development
Michigan State University
965 Fee Road, Room A101
East Lansing, MI 48824-1316
Phone: 517-432-8722
Email: chm.fad@campusad.msu.edu