School of Nursing

Graduate Faculty

  1. What processes do you use to ensure that all new faculty, especially pre-tenure faculty, are offered a mentor if they want one?
    All probationary faculty are assigned an internal mentor who is an associate or full professor by the APT committee.  The APT Committee Chair coordinates these mentorship assignments from the APT Committee.  In addition, they work with the Associate Dean of Research to identify an external mentor.  Additionally, annual information sessions for pre-tenure and term faculty are held by the APT Committee.
  2. Do you track how many faculty are mentored, and if so how?
    Yes, faculty mentors are tracked by the APT committee and 100% of probationary faculty have internal mentors.  The external mentors are not tracked because they can change depending on needs.
  3. Do you evaluate the success of the program, and if so how?
    The success of the program is evaluated annually with review of documents and processes and faculty successful completion of annual submission of materials and progress toward promotion.

Undergraduate Faculty

  1. What processes do you use to ensure that all new faculty, especially pre-tenure faculty, are offered a mentor if they want one?
    The Undergraduate Faculty Mentoring Program is required for all newly hired undergraduate faculty.  All new faculty are assigned a faculty mentor for one year.  This requirement is mandated by Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) for all faculty new to the academic role.
  2. Do you evaluate the success of the program, and if so how?
    Evaluation of the program is annually with the submission of an evaluation form submitted to the respective Associate Dean for review.  The forms are reviewed by the respective Associate Dean and stored in the mentee's personnel file, per KBN regulations.  The mentoring program fulfills the KBN requirement 201 KAR 20:310 Section 2, 4(h).