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New Faculty

New Faculty

Bradley University's New Faculty Mentorship Committee (NFMC) provides venues for Bradley's newer faculty and staff to gather and discuss a variety of topics related to teaching, scholarship, and service at Bradley University. One of the major goals of the NFMC is to provide opportunities for relevant and timely professional learning and support for new faculty across all disciplines.  

The following services are available especially for new Bradley faculty and professional staff:

  • Complimentary copy of the book On Course (2008) by James Lang or Engaging Ideas (2011) by John C. Bean and Maryellen Weimer 
  • Complimentary registration for weekly CTEL Teaching Tips
  • "Preparing to Teach a College Course" workshop
  • New Faculty strand at Bradley's Fall and Spring Forums
  • Small group new faculty learning communities
  • Year-long New Faculty Mentorship Series (NFMS)
  • December Study Day Breakfast
  • Annual T&P Binder-sharing Event

New Faculty Mentorship Series

Bradley’s New Faculty Mentorship Series (NFMS) is a year-long series of professional development especially for first- through third-year Bradley faculty and professional staff. While the sessions are designed for newer faculty and professional staff, anyone at Bradley is welcome to attend any session. The purpose of the series is to provide information and support on a variety of topics related to beginning teaching and research at Bradley. The sessions are offered menu-style so that participants can pick and choose which sessions to attend.

Sessions will be advertised via CTEL Teaching Tips and B-News, and first- through third-year faculty will be invited via e-mail at the beginning of each semester.

Participation in the NFMS will be documented via a sign in sheet during each session. Faculty and staff who attend at least three of the four sessions each semester will receive a special certificate of participation.

View a 1-page overview of the 2016-2017 New Faculty Mentorship Series.

View the full 2016-2017 New Faculty Mentorship Series Program.

To register for a session, please e-mail ctel@fsmail.bradley.edu.

New Faculty Learning Communities

In addition to participating in the New Faculty Mentorship Series, first- and second-year faculty are encouraged to meet with a small group learning community led by one or two New Faculty Mentorship Committee members. These small group learning communities meet informally at least three times each semester to provide space for new faculty and staff to meet new colleagues, ask questions, and get ideas. For more information about Bradley's New Faculty Learning Communities, please visit the CTEL Learning Communities webpage.