Faculty Development

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program offers the opportunity for faculty who have experience or expertise in many areas of interest to work directly with faculty colleagues.

Below is the list of topics and your faculty colleagues who have agreed to serve as mentors.  See a topic you'd like to have a conversation about?  Call up one or more of the mentors-and conversations over coffee or lunch are on us-just bring receipts to JH 109.

Topic Possible Mentor
Assessing beyond tests and papers; exploring
other methods to assess student learning
using creative projects and assignments

Tim Brimmer, Music
Elizabeth Mix, Art Program
Kate Novak, Sociology

Creating a multi-year agenda in research,
scholarship, and creative work and sustaining
this agenda
Tim Brimmer, Music
Pam Crowell, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutics
Doug Spaniol, Music
Deciphering course evaluations

Sudip Das, Pharmaceutics
Elizabeth Mix, Art Program
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Finding and applying for external grants for
research, scholarship, and creative work

Pam Crowell, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutics
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Doug Spaniol, Music

Finding equanimity: getting and maintaining
work-life balance

Courtney Droms, Marketing
Julianne Miranda, Director CAT, Music
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Doug Spaniol, Music

Forming accountability groups Robin Turner, Political Science
Incorporating service learning into a course

Margaret Brabant, Political Science
Donald Braid, Director CCC, GHS
Tim Brimmer, Music
Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
Rose Campbell, Strategic Communication
Lisa Farley, Education
Mary Gospel, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Arthur Hochman, Education
Panos Linos, Computer Science
Catherine Pangan, Education
Susan Sutherlin, English
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Robin Turner, Political Science

Interdisciplinary teaching approaches

Tim Brimmer, Music
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Leveraging the strengths of international
faculty experiences, expertise, and pedagogical
contributions

Tim Brimmer, Music
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutics
Doug Spaniol, Music

Making a successful transition from another career
into a faculty position

Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice
Julianne Miranda, Director CAT, Music

Publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals;
interpreting feedback, finding outlets for your work

Tim Brimmer, Music
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutics
Kate Novak, Sociology
Ann O'Connor, Communication
Su-Mei Ooi, Political Science
Linda Willem, Spanish

Rubric development for student work

Elizabeth Mix, Art Program
Ann O'Connor, Communication
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Seasons of professional life

Julianne Miranda, Director CAT, Music
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Doug Spaniol, Music

Serving as a department chair or program director

Pam Crowell, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutics
Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice
Kate Novak, Sociology
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Successful student advising, including working with
many advisees or successful use of advising and
scheduling software

Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
Angela Lupton, Education
Elizabeth Mix, Art Program
Kate Novak, Sociology
Ann O'Connor, Communication
Doug Spaniol, Music

Successfully addressing cultural and political
differences in the classroom

Tim Brimmer, Music
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutics
Ann O'Connor, Communication

Teaching an online or hybrid course

Tim Brimmer, Music
Julianne Miranda, Director CAT, Music
Elizabeth Mix, Art Program
Ann O'Connor, Communication

Troubleshooting individual moments in the classroom,
lab, or studio

Elizabeth Mix, Art Program
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Using technology as a pedagogical tool

Tim Brimmer, Music
Jason Davidson, Business
Courtney Droms, Marketing
James McGrath, Philosophy and Religion
Julianne Miranda, Director CAT, Music
Catherine Pangan, Education
Armando Pellerano, Communication
Robin Turner, Political Science
Kent VanTyle, Pharmacology
Rebecca Wahl, Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences

Working with students who have learning differences

Tim Brimmer, Music
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Kelli Esteves, Education

Transitioning from faculty to administrator and
other leadership positions in academic affairs areas

Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom, Associate Provost
and Associate Professor of History

If you have experience or expertise in one or more of the mentoring topics listed, or a topic that we have not identified, and are interested in serving as a mentor yourself, please identify yourself by sending an email to facultyfellow@butler.edu.