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Interested in Being a URI Faculty Guide?

Sharing Knowledge, Developing Networks, Building Community

Being a Faculty Guide provides an opportunity to recognize and honor your expertise, share professional and institutional knowledge with others, help potential faculty candidates know more about URI, and help ensure career success for junior and underrepresented URI faculty members. You will help by sharing expertise, enhancing professional networks, and connecting faculty members to the greater URI faculty community.

Your participation requires little time commitment – usually one or two phone calls or emails per request – counts as a service contribution, increases your own knowledge about URI, and expands your own professional relationships.   You will offer a resource for busy junior faculty, who, for a variety of reasons, choose not to go to a regular, assigned mentor, who don’t have a mentor, or who just need additional input.


Those interested in being a Faculty Guide must have recognized expertise in their area of interest. Guides will be asked to:

  • Participate in a brief introductory orientation session, followed by a conversation with other members in your topic area to discuss how you’d like to work together, share your areas of expertise, share outside additional resources on your topic, and agree on strategies for referring faculty requests between group members or outside the team, as needed
  • Respond expeditiously (within a day or 2, if possible) to requests
  • Respond conscientiously and as thoroughly as possible, making use of additional resources, team members, and outside contacts, as needed
  • Complete a very brief online contact log form after each request is resolved
  • Meet annually for an hour with the larger group to review issues, challenges, successes, etc.
  • Commit to a 2-year, renewable term of service

Please contact Barbara Silver at bsilver@uri.edu regarding any questions or to express interest.

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