Spring 2019 Focus
  • Faculty/Staff Ombuds

    • Research other universities Ombuds models

      • Identify roles/responsibilities

      • Organizational positioning

    • Identify priorities for Ombuds position at Kent State University

Accomplished Goals
  • Faculty Mentoring Website

    • Commitment to endorse outstanding faculty-to-faculty mentoring

    • Up to 2 awards annually

    • Certificate and cash award, public recognition

    • All Kent State faculty are eligible, including TT, NTT, NTE, Adjunct)

    • Call for nominations and information campaign (by early February 2019)

  • Faculty Mentoring Workshops

    • Co-sponsored by CTL and Provost Office

    • "Personal Mentoring Maps and Models: Identifying Your Needs for Mentoring"

    • "Navigating the Mentoring Relationship"

  • NTT (Non-tenure Track) Faculty Professional Development Funds

    • Information Campaign for faculty and administrators

    • Examine submission processes (e.g. FlashFolio)

  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows Project

    • Specific recommendations to departments for supporting adjunct faculty

      • White paper recommendations

      • Adjunct Faculty Guide Template

Long-term Goal
  • Recognize NTT faculty through salary structure

  • Create a position of “Employee Ombuds” to receive concerns relating to campus climate from faculty and staff

  • Implement best practices for writing ballots

  • Make useful ballot-writing training available to deans

Contact the Faculty Subcommittee