Chairs collaborate with the Office for Faculty Success in a multitude of ways, one of them being the UNT Faculty Mentoring Program. Chairs are responsible for identifying mentors for new faculty across all ranks. The mentoring program provides new faculty with support and resources to help faculty transition into their new roles and strengthen connections across campus departments. The Office for Faculty Success also provides support to faculty at all levels through professional development programming and services.
Two specific forms of support provided to early-career faculty through the Office for Faculty Success are conference support awards and the Creative and Research and Enhancement Activity Time for Engagement (CREATE) Program.
Assistant professors may apply for a grant to participate in a top national or international conference, performance, or showcase venue most relevant to their field. This award is to be used during either the second or third year of the new faculty member’s appointment. The application can be found on the faculty success website.
The CREATE Program’s purpose is to facilitate the development of new networks and collaborators for new assistant professors and to enhance their scholarly productivity. Upon successful completion of the midterm review new faculty will be eligible to apply for the award to be used during the fourth or fifth year of the faculty member’s appointment. The application can be found on the faculty success website.