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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. The Faculty Development Program is happy to help cover hospitality - please contact Rebecca DeGrazia in JH109 (rdegrazi@butler.edu) for details.

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

Tim Brimmer, Music
Cathy Hartman, Education
Kate Novak, Sociology

Building new and/or revising curriculum

Cathy Hartman, Education
Arthur Hochman, Education

Critical Pedagogies Susan Adams, Education
Deciphering course evaluations

Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

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

Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Finding equanimity: getting and maintaining
work-life balance

Courtney Droms Hatch, Marketing
Lisa Farley, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Forming accountability/critical friends groups Susan Adams, Education
Incorporating service learning into a course

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
Brandie Oliver, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Interdisciplinary teaching approaches

Tim Brimmer, Music
Arthur Hochman, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Making a successful transition from another career
into a faculty position

Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice

Preparing a Core curriculum proposal

Arthur Hochman, Education

Publishing an academic/professional book

Susan Adams, Education
Kelli Esteves, Education

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

Tim Brimmer, Music
Kate Novak, Sociology
Su-Mei Ooi, Political Science

Rubric development for student work

Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Seasons of professional life

Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Serving as a department chair or program director

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
Kate Novak, Sociology

Successfully addressing cultural and political
differences in the classroom

Nick Abel, Education
Tim Brimmer, Music
Brandie Oliver, Education

Teaching an online or hybrid course

Nick Abel, Education
Tim Brimmer, Music
Kelli Esteves, Education
Elisa Lucchi-Riester, MLLC

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

Jon Sorenson, Computer Science

Using technology as a pedagogical tool

Tim Brimmer, Music
Courtney Droms Hatch, Marketing
James McGrath, Philosophy and Religion
Armando Pellerano, Communication

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

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 facultydevelopment@butler.edu