The Office of Professional Development’s mission is “to create, optimize, and make possible opportunities to engage faculty to develop their skills to achieve professional fulfillment throughout their careers.” We recognize Mentoring as one of our values to “coach faculty to develop their skills and seek opportunities to progress their professional career.”
To fulfill our mission, vision, and values, the Office of Professional Development offers two mentoring programs and Faculty Mentor training.
- LONGITUDINAL, ON-GOING MENTORING: Establish formal, on-going mentoring with a trained UMKC faculty Mentor for:
- Early Career (assistant professor rank);
- Mid-Career (for associate professor rank or professor rank < 3 years); and
- Longevity Career (seasoned professor (> 4 years).
The ability to accommodate mentees in may be limited due to the number of trained mentors available during each academic year. Early applications are advised. An application deadline will be posted annually with a faculty listserv announcement.
- ONE-TIME CAREER COUNSELING: For faculty seeking one-time career consulting and/or CV review/advising one-on-one with the Associate Dean for Professional Development. Meetings are one time, 1-2-hour long session with the Associate Dean for Professional Development. Sessions are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis after an on-line request is completed anytime throughout the academic year.
- FACULTY MENTOR TRAINING: The Office of Professional Development seeks associate professor and professor faculty will to serve as a trained Mentor. A faculty member can choose to be both a Mentee and a Mentor (if they meet the requirements). Inquire with the Associate Dean for Professional Development. An application process will be posted annually with a faculty listserv announcement.
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