The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty

OFD's “Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty” programs address the professional development needs of faculty on the continuing appointment track, including clinical faculty, extension faculty, and lecturers.

This programming, developed by Christiane Healey, OFD Faculty Fellow and Senior Lecturer, was inspired by the experiences of UMass Amherst NTT faculty who shared their thoughts in focus groups and through the COACHE survey.


Spring 2023 Events & Workshops for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Connect and Catch Up: Luncheon for Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Wed, Feb 22, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Identify Your Mentoring Needs & Expand Your Mentoring Network - Fri, March 24, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Planning for a Non-Tenure Track Professional Improvement Leave Fellowship - Wed, May 3, 1:00 - 2:00pm


Mutual Mentoring Groups for Non-Tenure Track Faculty 

Having a ‘go-to’ mentor network is instrumental to having a successful faculty career, no matter the career stage, or how long you’ve been at UMass. OFD’s mutual mentoring 'incubators' for continuing-track clinical faculty, extension faculty, and lecturers offer the opportunity to build a new network of colleagues for career support. Groups meet regularly throughout the semester and/or academic year. At each gathering, members check-in, describe challenges, problem solve, and/or share professional development strategies.
Complete this form to indicate your interest.


Promotion Writing Groups for Lecturers and Sr. Lecturers

OFD annually offers Promotion Writing Group for lecturers and senior lecturers going up for promotion. The goal of these groups is to come together to share strategies and ideas and to work together on promotion materials. Meetings are facilitated by OFD Faculty Fellow Senior Lecturer Christiane Healey.