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Program Responsibilities

Office of Faculty Development (OFD) Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, management, coordination, structure and oversight of  JUMP
  • Evaluate, monitor, and track JUMP mentoring relationships, procedures, and processes
  • Dr. Steve Block, Senior Associate Dean, meets with new Mentees to identify Mentors based on their mentoring needs
  • OFD JUMP Manager serves as the primary contact person for JUMP and is responsible for day to day operations of JUMP and for all communications with JUMP participants

Faculty Development Mentoring Committee Responsibilities

  • Chaired by the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Career Development
  • Members are the DMFs and other mentoring experts
  • Identifies topics for training workshops and mentoring events
  • Reviews and evaluates mentoring partnerships and JUMP

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Encourage recently hired departmental junior faculty members to participate in JUMP
  • Chair appoints a DMF (or more depending on department size) based on mentoring interests and experience of departmental senior faculty
  • DMF responsibilities include:
    1. Acting as a JUMP Liaison between the department and OFACD
    2. Serving as a member of the Faculty Development Mentoring Committee
    3. Identifying and encouraging senior faculty with appropriate skills/expertise to be a Content-Specific Mentor
    4. Matching Content-Specific mentors with department junior faculty 
    5. Reporting mentoring pairing information to OFACD
    6. Assisting with departmental/section mentoring problems (with Department Chair)
    7. Meeting as needed with each Mentee to discuss their Content-Specific mentoring partnerships (e.g., are meetings occurring, what topics are covered, satisfaction, problems, etc.)
    8. Accountable in role of DMF to Department Chair and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Career Development

Quick Reference

Evelyn Anthony, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Shannon Suggs
Program Coordinator

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