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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


A joint program of the Office of Faculty Development and Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, To Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career at CWRU originated as an NSF grant funded project in 2011 and was restricted to women faculty in science and engineering. Now that the NSF funded programs have been institutionalized under the Office of Faculty Development, we are expanding the program to include all tenure track faculty.

The program is 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 assist them in developing career planning that incorporates achieving tenure as a single milestone in a productive career at CWRU. TT&B consists of four, 4 ½ hour workshops, two one-hour coaching meetings, and supplemental 90-minute brown bag "Lunch & Learn" sessions focused on specialized skill building topics and peer mentoring.

To Tenure & Beyond Schedule:

One: Intentional Career Development, Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Two: Managing Time and People, Monday, October 28, 2013
Three: Building Your Social Capital, Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Four: Power, Politics and Negotiation, Monday, March 24, 2014
All sessions will be held from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The agenda and handouts will be posted a week to each session. Lunch will be provided.

Lunch & Learn Schedule:

One: Crafting a Career Vision and Goals, Friday, October 18, 2013
Two: Research Grants: From RFP to Final Report, Friday, November 22, 2013
Three: Managing Difficult Conversations, Friday, February 21, 2014
Four: Negotiation Skills & Practicum, Friday, April 18, 2014
All sessions will be held from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and require pre-registration. Coffee and cookies will be available.

More information about To Tenure and Beyond can be found on the website.


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