I AM A GOV! First Year Faculty Program
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new faculty programI AM A GOV! First Year Faculty Program

Program Overview

The I AM A GOV: First-Year Faculty Program supports the professional success of tenure-track first-year faculty at Austin Peay State University. Program participants will develop an in-depth understanding of retention, tenure, and promotion criteria through an exploration of teaching, creative or scholarly achievement, service, and advising in predominantly active-learning environments with extensive peer interactions for cohort cohesion and community building. To acquire the necessary time to fully engage and benefit from this program, participating faculty will receive a 3-credit-hour course release during the fall semester and a 3-credit-hour course release during the spring semester.

Spring First year Faculty Program meeting schedule and agendas

Participant Obligations

  • Attend weekly program workshops from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters
  • Complete weekly assignments
  • Work individually or in teams to develop a mock grant proposal

First Year Faculty contact information

Cheryl Lambert       lambertc@apsu.edu
Somaditya Bannerjee       bannerjees@apsu.edu
Spencer Prewitt       prewitts@apsu.edu
Nicole Wood       woodn@apsu.edu
Angela Stone       stoneak@apsu.edu
Emily Pica       picae@apsu.edu
Jessica Fripp       frippj@apsu.edu
Debra Rose Wilson       wilsondr@apsu.edu
Jessica Eckenrode       eckenrodej@apsu.edu
Christina Lyons       lyonsc@apsu.edu
Jennifer Cooke       cookej@apsu.edu
Vajira Manathunga       manathungav@apsu.edu
Isaac Sitienei       sitieneii@apsu.edu
Timothy A Catalano       catalanot@apsu.edu
Ellen Strobel       strobele@apsu.edu
Dale Pickard       pickardd@apsu.edu
Joanna Humphrey       humphreyj@apsu.edu
Meghan Berindean       berindeanm@apsu.edu
Kakali Chakrabarti       chakrabartik@apsu.edu