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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
Vivian Deno, History
Cathy Hartman, Education
Kate Novak, Sociology
Mindy Welch, Education

Building new and/or revising curriculum

Cathy Hartman, Education
Arthur Hochman, Education

Creating a multi-year agenda in research,
scholarship, and creative work and sustaining
this agenda
Tim Brimmer, Music
Katie Brooks, Education
Pam Crowell, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Doug Spaniol, Music
Critical Pedagogies Susan Adams, Education
Terri Carney, MLLC
Deciphering course evaluations

Sudip Das, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Developing a university or college certificate program Deb Lecklider, Education
Finding and applying for external grants for
research, scholarship, and creative work

Katie Brooks, Education
Pam Crowell, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Doug Spaniol, Music

Finding equanimity: getting and maintaining
work-life balance

Courtney Droms Hatch, Marketing
Lisa Farley, Education
Angela Lupton, Education
Ena Shelley, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Doug Spaniol, Music

Forming accountability/critical friends groups Susan Adams, Education
Terri Carney, MLLC
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
Terri Carney, MLLC
Lisa Farley, Education
Mary Gospel, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Arthur Hochman, Education
Panos Linos, Computer Science
Brandie Oliver, Education
Catherine Pangan, Education
Susan Sutherlin, English
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Robin Turner, Political Science

Interdisciplinary teaching approaches

Tim Brimmer, Music
Vivian Deno, History
Arthur Hochman, Education
Carol Reeves, English
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

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

Tim Brimmer, Music
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Doug Spaniol, Music

Making a successful transition from another career
into a faculty position

Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice

Preparing a Core curriculum proposal

Arthur Hochman, Education
Mindy Welch, Education

Publishing an academic/professional book

Susan Adams, Education
Kelli Esteves, Education
Ryan Flessner, Education

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

Tim Brimmer, Music
Katie Brooks, Education
Terri Carney, MLLC
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ryan Flessner, Education
Kate Novak, Sociology
Su-Mei Ooi, Political Science
Linda Willem, Spanish

Rubric development for student work

Deb Corpus, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Seasons of professional life

Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Doug Spaniol, Music

Serving as a department chair or program director

Terri Carney, MLLC
Pam Crowell, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Brooke Kandel, Education
Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice
Kate Novak, Sociology
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Sharing the campus: family members as Butler students

Lisa Farley, Education

Student Engagement

Susan Adams, Education

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
Julie Quigley, COB Academic Advisor
Doug Spaniol, Music

Successfully addressing cultural and political
differences in the classroom

Nick Abel, Education
Tim Brimmer, Music
Sudip Das, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Brooke Kandel, Education
Brandie Oliver, Education
Vivian Deno, History

Teaching an online or hybrid course

Nick Abel, Education
Tim Brimmer, Music
Cathy Chamberlaine, Management
Kelli Esteves, Education

Troubleshooting individual moments and
presentations in the classroom,
lab, or studio

Janis Crawford, Communication
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Using technology as a pedagogical tool

Tim Brimmer, Music
Jason Davidson, Business
Vivian Deno, History
Courtney Droms Hatch, Marketing
James McGrath, Philosophy and Religion
Catherine Pangan, Education
Armando Pellerano, Communication
Robin Turner, Political Science
Rebecca Wahl, Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences

Working with students who have learning differences

Tim Brimmer, Music
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Kelli Esteves, Education
Theresa Knipstein Meyer, Education

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

Rusty Jones, Music
Ena Shelley, Education

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.