The 3P’s of the New Faculty Development Program
Component One - PLAN: Customized Professional Development Plan (CPDP)
The Customized Professional Development Plan will be developed by the new instructor, in cooperation with the Department Chairperson and mentor. It will then be approved by the Dean of Instruction.
Establishing the Mentor – Mentee Relationship
Mentoring is the most individualized aspect of the New Faculty Development Program. The mentoring component focuses directly on the unique needs of each new instructor. It is designed to provide each new faculty member with the kind of personalized support and guidance they need to fulfill their professional potential. Mentors will be assigned by the Dean of Instruction.
The mentoring component will pair the new faculty member with a more seasoned faculty member. This relationship will help new instructors to become familiar with institutional expectations, networks, and practices that are relevant to the DTCC mission. Faculty members who serve as mentors will focus specifically on the needs and interests of the new faculty with whom they are paired.
Mentors will be available to answer specific questions, introduce new faculty members to the college community, acclimate new faculty members to the values of the institution, and assist new faculty members in the process of envisioning and advancing toward the next stages of their professional development.
Mentors will help new faculty members to: