Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

Finding the Path to Full

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Peer-to-peer support group and strategy sessions open to tenured faculty who plan to pursue promotion to full professor in the next few years. Includes two successful senior faculty co-mentors who understand various Associate Professor challenges and productive solutions to them.

Senior faculty mentors: Mary Lowe (Physics) and Matt Mulcahy (History)


Kick-off interest session and planning meeting

Monday, October 6, 12:30-1:30. College Center Room M113. Bring your lunch, if you like!

  • Information sharing — Loyola and national landscape, best practices
  • Idea exchange — Conversation about key challenges and possible solutions
  • What next? — Planning for next steps for the group



"Removing the Barriers to Full Professor," Kimberly Buch et al., Change, Nov/Dec 2011

"Pathways to Full Professor," chapter 11 excerpt in Darla Twale, A Faculty Guide for Succeeding in Academe, 2011

"Why Are Associate Professors So Unhappy?" Robin Wilson, Chronicle, 2 June 2012

"Visualizing Your Promotion Portfolio with Cmap," Janine Utell, Chronicle,  3 Sept 2014

An interesting discussion of a visual mapping tool to help outline a path to promotion, with a link to the tool itself.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Lots of resources and workshops, such as jump starting your research, post-tenure slumps, and more. The founder, Kerry Ann Rockquemore, gave a well-received workshop at Loyola in 2012.