Office of Academic Innovation

Faculty Professional Development

Faculty Chat Series

The Faculty Chat Series is an opportunity for faculty to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss a range of topics and issues that speak to the underlying values of teaching and learning in higher education today. This invitational series is lead by Towson faculty who have distinguished themselves as accomplished teachers and scholars and have national and international reputations in their respective fields. Through ongoing dialogue and understanding of multiple perspectives, the Faculty Chats act as a catalyst for creating a professional culture of commitment, renewal, and transformation.


Spring 2014 - Mentoring Millenials

Teaching Roles Outside of the Classroom in the Digital Age

With changing faculty roles and evolving ideas about promotion, tenure, and merit, faculty are often left wondering how to balance the multifaceted expectations from administrators, colleagues, and students.  This forum seeks to focus on issues surrounding how our roles in the classroom connect to our roles outside of the classroom. Questions raised include:

  • -How do we discover and nurture our students' interests, aptitudes, and talents in the age of digital communication?

-What does mentoring now mean to students and to educators?

-How can we foster productive peer-to-peer mentoring?

-Finally, how do we account for mentoring in faculty workload expectations?


Date: April 23, 2014

Time:11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: West Village Commons 0306 (Meeting Room 3)

Facilitator: Dr. Alison McCartney

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Facilitator Bio:

Dr. Alison McCartney is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science. Currently in her 13th year at Towson, she has served as Director of the International Studies Program, chair of the Faculty Committee on Service-Learning, and co-founder of the TU-Baltimore County Public Schools Model United Nations program, in addition to numerous other committee responsibilities. In 2007, McCartney won the University of Maryland Regents Awards for Mentoring. Her publications include works on civic engagement education and contemporary German foreign policy.


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