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Center for Mentoring and Learning Reassignments

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Center for Mentoring and Learning (CML) faculty development opportunities allow faculty the chance to pursue a wide range of scholarly or practice-oriented projects related to teaching, mentoring and adult learning.

Updated 02/26/16: The Office of Academic Affairs will sponsor one reassignment with the Center for Mentoring and Learning for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. The goal of this reassignment is to provide a faculty member with the time to engage in sustained work relating to the scholarship and practice of teaching, mentoring and adult learning. Faculty in this role will be encouraged to share their work with colleagues within and beyond Empire State College (e.g., through the CML website, workshops, presentations and writings).

Some suggestions for research opportunities include: explorations of new teaching and mentoring practices, innovative uses of educational technologies, developing and incorporating open educational resources (OER’s) into ESC studies, use of assessment to inform teaching and learning, researching the value of student self-assessment, and examining the role of adult learning in higher education today. Proposals need not be limited to these examples. Overall, we invite proposals related to the scholarship and practice of teaching, mentoring and adult learning.

This reassignment provides 0.25 release from regular mentoring responsibilities over a period of one year, beginning August 22, 2016 and ending August 18, 2017. The Empire State College Foundation funds these reassignments.

We encourage applicants to discuss project ideas with any member of the interim CML team (Alan Mandell, Cindy Bates, Desalyn De-Souza) or with members of the CML Advisory Board.

To apply for this position, the applicant should first consult with his/her dean about this opportunity and how it supports his/her long-range professional development plans. The applicant should then submit a description of his/her proposed project (approximately 500 words) along with a copy of his/her current vita to the dean by March 18, 2016. The dean forwards his/her written recommendation and the candidate’s materials to Terri Hilton ( in the Office of Academic Affairs by April 1, 2016. The CML Interim Team (Mandell, Bates, De-Souza) will work with a selection committee to make recommendations to the Provost. Applicants and deans will be notified by April 15, 2016 to allow for individual and office planning.

Final Report: Upon completion of the reassignment, the faculty member is responsible for submitting a report to the Director of the Center for Mentoring and Learning and the dean regarding her/his accomplishments during the reassignment and providing a copy to the Office of Academic Affairs. 

CML Faculty Reassignment Report Template