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NEW FACULTY 101
HOW TO BE A “QUICK STARTER”
Adapted from R. Boice, Advice for New Faculty Members,
Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2000
What is a “Quick Starter”
 Approximately 95% of new faculty take 4 to 5 years to
meet their institutions teaching and research
expectations
 The other 5% - the “quick starters” - achieve this in the
first 2 years of their appointment
 How do they do this?
How to become a “Quick Starter”
 It takes a village
University
and College
Research
and
Economic
Development
Department
Chair
Colleagues
NEW FACULTY
"Quick Starters"
Center for
Teaching
and Learning
Mentors
ADVANCE
Programs for
New Faculty
A Primer on becoming a Quick Starter
 Most New Faculty:
 Talk a lot about the importance of scholarly writing and
research, but actually spend very little time on either
 Spend up to 27 hours a week per course preparing for
classes, and equate improving their teaching with
improving their lecture notes
 Put so much material in their lectures they have to rush
to cover it and fail to allow time for interaction and
discussion
 Fail to spend time developing relationships with their
colleagues
What the other 5% do
 Schedule a time for writing on a daily basis and actually
use that time to write
 Limit course preparation after the first offering to less
than 1.5 hours of prep for each hour of lecture
 Teach at a slower pace, allowing more time for student
interaction
 Integrate their research into their lectures
 Network with colleagues 2 – 4 hours each week
CAMPUS RESOURCES THAT
CAN HELP YOU BECOME A
QUICK STARTER
ADVANCE FACULTY AFFAIRS AND
DIVERSITY OFFICE
Mission
The ADVANCE Office builds faculty diversity and promotes
faculty success through research and programming on
recruitment, re-appointment, promotion and tenure practices;
policy reform; mentoring; leadership and career development
Visit our website at: advance.uncc.edu to learn more about
programs and resources available to new faculty
ADVANCE Programs Designed Specifically
for New Faculty
• Mentoring
• New Faculty Transitions
Sign up for these programs on the ADVANCE
website
advance.uncc.edu
The Importance of Mentors
 It is clear that appropriate mentoring and support can
significantly shorten the professional learning curve
 The ADVANCE Mentoring Program provides mentoring
support for new faculty
 New faculty are matched with senior colleagues who are
outside the junior faculty members' home units
 These university-wide efforts augment, but do not replace,
the mentoring and coaching provided within faculty's home
colleges and departments.
advance.uncc.edu/programming/mentoring
New Faculty Transitions
 A semester-long series of sessions for new faculty
Each session focuses on an issue important to faculty
success, for example the RPT process, research
support, ethics, mentoring students
 The goal is to help new faculty navigate their first years
at UNC Charlotte, while building a sense of community
 Sign up on the ADVANCE website:
advance.uncc.edu
Survival Guide for New Faculty
 The ADVANCE Office has produced an interactive Wiki
site for New Faculty called, “Survival Guide for New
Faculty”
 Mission: to ease your transition to UNC Charlotte
 Information on where to find what at UNC Charlotte,
teaching, research and writing resources, career
advice, legal issues and organizational tips
 Link to Wiki on ADVANCE website under Resources for
New Faculty
 https://sites.google.com/site/survivalguidefornewfaculty/home
Research & Economic Development
 Strives to advance the quality, diversity and growth of
research at UNC Charlotte
 Committed to providing a sustaining environment
where your research, creative, and service activities
will flourish
 The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) provides
consultation services to faculty who are developing
grant proposals. They can help develop research ideas,
locate and evaluate funding sources, plan proposal and
budget strategies, develop budgets and edit and review
proposal drafts
The Charlotte Research Institute (CRI)
• The portal for business-university partnerships at
UNC Charlotte
• Regionally CRI works with the community and the campus
to accelerate technology commercialization, increase the
growth of entrepreneurial ventures, develop intellectual
capital, partner in new business and research ventures to
spur economic growth in the community, region, and state
• CRI helps companies initiate new partnerships at
UNC Charlotte and offers a variety of opportunities to
engage talented faculty and make use of specialized
resources available at UNC Charlotte.
CENTER FOR TEACHING AND
LEARNING
Pedagogy
Technology Tools
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Active learning
Critical Thinking
Teaching large classes
Blended/Online
Team - Based Learning
Instructional design
Classroom observations
SOTL/Summer institutes
Engaging students
Moodle/Centra
Clickers
Smart Podiums
Podcasts
Google Apps
Video capture
Web-based course
evaluations
Library Resources/Services
TEACHING SUPPORT
 Every class has a Librarian: Subject Librarians available to
teach research skills, citation styles etc.
 One-on-one assistance from Subject Librarians available via
chat, email or in-person visits
RESEARCH SUPPORT
 Help with obtaining scholarly resources (purchase or via
inter-library loan)
 Digital Scholarship Lab: education/consultation on the
creation/use of digital scholarship, including advice on
copyright issues and authors’ rights
Writing Resource Center (WRC)
 Fosters an environment of active, collaborative learning
outside the classroom
 Provides one-to-one writing instruction to students,
faculty, and staff to develop better writing skills
 WRC staff offer presentations and host workshops on
such topics as avoiding plagiarism, documenting
sources, peer response, and revision strategies
The Graduate School
• To be engaged in graduate education, faculty must be
members of the Graduate Faculty.
• The main responsibilities of Graduate Faculty are to
teach graduate students effectively, to do scholarly
research and creative work of high quality, and to direct
the research of graduate students
• The Graduate School website serves as a centralized
resource center:
• http://graduateschool.uncc.edu/faculty-andstaff/gpd-resource-center
The Office of International Programs
 Seeks to make international understanding and global
awareness a fundamental part of the curriculum and an
integral part of campus programming
 Opportunities for faculty include faculty exchanges,
international travel grants, faculty-led study abroad
programs, opportunities to serve as guest lecturers,
and opportunities to add international components to
the courses you teach
 Visit http://oip.uncc.edu/ to learn more
How to Become a “Quick Starter”
is available for download on the ADVANCE
website under Resources for New Faculty
http://advance.uncc.edu/programming/progra
ms/resources-new-faculty

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