On The Collaboration and Cross-Mentoring of Lecturers
See the article from the CSU-Chico website below which sheds some light on why Academic Affairs is seeking to build greater collaboration and cross-mentoring of lecturers, experienced and new. The plan is to add more tenure-track faculty while simultaneously seeking to attract, train, maintain - and retain - the top-tier adjunct faculty upon which any university depends to uphold its mission.
Each year, new faculty bring fresh perspectives and expertise to campus.
In 2014, California State University, Chico welcomed 37 professors in 31 different departments to campus. The University will add 100 new tenure-track professors in the next three years—and plans to invest $14 million in professional development, lab upgrades, a student research program, and other initiatives in support of all faculty.
President Paul J. Zingg detailed the faculty renewal and support program in his fall address to campus, saying, “The heart of a university’s reputation is its academic reputation. And the foundation of a university’s academic reputation is its faculty.” Zingg's fall address, which discusses the University’s commitment to faculty and a very accomplished and diverse freshman class, can be viewed online.
The 2014 faculty cohort’s new areas of expertise and award-winning research promise to strengthen the University’s academic programs and enhance student learning. Read more about a few of them in Inside Chico State.