Tenure System Mentoring Program

The goal of this program is to supplement existing departmental mentoring activities and to assist new tenure system faculty in achieving the award of tenure on the prescribed timeline.

Tenured faculty members are trained as mentors for this program. Mentors and protégés meet periodically during the academic year to:

  • Review progress to date on meeting the college promotion and tenure criteria
  • Establish future goals
  • Determine ways that senior faculty members and mentors can help in achieving those goals

In the spring, each protégé receives written feedback from the program mentors on their progress toward achieving tenure. Twice a year all CHM mentors and protégés meet to participate in professional development seminars.

Recent Professional Development Seminars

  • May 2023 – Creating a More Inclusive and Equitable Academic Environment: Challenges, Strategies and Progress, Ann Austin, Ph.D., Interim Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs, University Distinguished Professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Learning, College of Education.
  • November 2022 – Academic Bullying, Morteza Mahmoudi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Precision Health Program, Department of Radiology.
  • May 2022 – Understanding the RPT process in the College of Human Medicine: Viewpoints and Experiences with panelists Ripla Arora, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, OBGYN/IQ/BME; Cristian Meghea, Ph.D., Associate Professor, OBGYN; Rick Sadler, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine.
  • November 2021 – New Developments in the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Process: DEI and COVID-19 Impacts, Marilyn Amey, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development
  • 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
  • Past Mentoring Program Seminars

For further information contact your chair, director, or the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at chm.fad@campusad.msu.edu or 517-432-8722.