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Faculty Career Development


At each stage of a faculty members career, new skills and experiences make your career fulfilling and develop new pathways. Below you will find information on programs and resources for research, teaching and leadership development.

Programs for Faculty at CWRU:


To Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career at CWRU


The NSF grant funded regional faculty development program To Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career in STEM (TT&B) was implemented in 2011/12 and 2012/13 for tenure track women faculty at six Northeast Ohio universities who were nominated by their dean. In 2103-2014 the program was implemented for all second year faculty members at CWRU nominated by their dean, excepting clinical SOM faculty.

Now, in 2014/15 To Tenure & Beyond is a permanent joint program of the Office of Faculty Development, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and ACES+.

Designed for second year tenure track faculty members nominated for participation by their dean, the objectives of TT&B are to increase faculty understanding of the tenure process and to promote career planning that incorporates achieving tenure as a single milestone in a productive career at CWRU. TT&B consists of four, 4 hour workshops, two one-hour coaching meetings for each participant, and supplemental 90-minute brown bag lunch & learn sessions featuring specialized skill building topics chosen by faculty participants.

To Tenure & Beyond Schedule:

One: Intentional Career Development, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Two: Managing People and Yourself, Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Three: Building Your Social Capital, Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Four: Power, Politics and Negotiation, Tuesday, March 3, 2015
All sessions will be held from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The agenda and handouts will be posted a week to each session. Lunch will be provided.

Lunch & Learn Schedule:

Research Grants: RFP to Final Report, Friday, November 14, 2014
Developing Influence as Pretenure Woman, Friday, December 5, 2014
Negotiating in the Academy, Friday, February 27, 2015
Productive Academic Writing, Friday, March 27, 2015
All sessions will be held from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Cleveland Room in Thwing Center and require pre-registration. Coffee and cookies will be available.


Best Practices in Pre-tenure Faculty Mentoring at CWRU:



Faculty Mentoring Program
Weatherhead School of Management

Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring (PPT)

Mentoring New Faculty
School of Medicine

Faculty Mentoring Protocol
School of Dental Medicine

New Faculty Orientation Programs

Case School of Engineering
College of Arts and Sciences
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Mandel School of Applied Social Science
School of Dental Medicine
School of Law
School of Medicine
Weatherhead School of Management

Research and Proposal Development

  • Staffing your lab team, Human Resources Considerations
  • Mentoring Handbook. Students assisted in the development of the Mentoring Handbook for Faculty that contains valuable information with special focus on developing a rapport with diverse groups of graduate students.
  • Summer Grant-Writing Course for Faculty and Advanced Graduate Students. PSCL 453 Critical Thinking in Research Faculty from all the major academic divisions at Case who have taken Dr. Fagan's course have brought in some $45 million in total costs over a 22-year period.
  • Forming a peer writing group for grants and publications
  • Finding grant and foundation support in biomedical science. Grantsnet is a searchable database of individual and institutional funding opportunities.  
  • Making the Right Moves (HHMI) This contains chapters on laboratory leadership, project management, and teaching and course design, available as a download
  • Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists, by Carl M. Cohen and Suzanne L. Cohen—very useful to you as you gain experience with your team
  • Technology Transfer: the resource for intellectual property management and commercialization at Case Western Reserve University.

Teaching and Learning

Service to University and the Community

  • Faculty Activity Report. How to effectively use your FAR with your Chair and Dean
    (a downloadable PDF written by Cleve Gilmore)

Faculty Leadership Development

Your next steps after tenure likely depend upon building your leadership skills and experiences. Key skills used by Department Chairs, Company Executives, and Business Consultants may be your next steps.

University Leadership Workshops
  • “Role of Senior Faculty Orientation for Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty”
  • Department Chair and Administrative Leadership website contains resources to help enhance your leadership skills, improve the day-to-day management of your department, and opportunities to expand your network of contacts within the university for ongoing problem solving, support, and information sharing.
National Leadership Programs
Leading in Groups