It has also been presented at meetings of the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs (AAMC GFA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education Conference (POD).
What We Learned
In 2011, nearly 40% of the IUSM faculty respondents strongly agreed that mentoring is highly important to academic vitality yet one in four of these faculty reported they do not have a mentor. In response to these findings, OFAPD convened a mentoring task force and developed two programs:
Additionally, the 2010 tenure clock extension was an initiative sparked by vitality data as a way to provide faculty, assistant professors in particular, more flexibility in the timing of their review. Since its passage and implementation, it has been cited as a national exemplar of faculty policy reform.