Texas Tech University

Faculty Success Center

The Faculty Success Center (FSC), located on the second floor of the Administration Building, Suite 224-A, serves as a central repository of resources supporting faculty members. The FSC provides faculty with a drop-in space in which to obtain information about numerous programs and opportunities for faculty members at TTU. 

November and December 2022

Faculty Success Staff Office Hours:

Office Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The following staff are in the Faculty Success Center at these times:

Faculty Fellow, Bryan Hotchkins Monday 9 a.m. - noon
Assistant Vice Provost, Suzanne Tapp Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Faculty Ombudsperson, Tara Stevens Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Faculty Ombudsperson, Carrye Syma Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Assistant Vice Provost, Raegan Higgins Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Announcing the Fellow in Faculty Success:

Building on several years of work by the Faculty of Color Success Committee, part of the Faculty Success Advisory Council, a newly-created Faculty Fellow position to support faculty members of color was created in July. Bryan Hotchkins, associate professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling, was selected for the Fellowship in Faculty Success. Bryan's research focuses on strategies to reduce implicit bias in higher education, identifying and dismantling racism in campus policies and practices, and the importance of faculty identity to success in teaching, research, and service. His responsibilities as a faculty fellow will include co-chairing the Faculty of Color Success Committee, facilitating discussions and listening sessions among stakeholders, and developing programming in support of faculty members of color. 

Announcing the Faculty Mentorship Program:

In partnership with the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), the Faculty Success Center will launch a faculty mentoring program this year. 

The program will focus on mentoring to support faculty in the process of promotion and tenure, to retain underrepresented faculty members, and support for overall faculty wellbeing. 

This is based on data gathered via the COACHE Survey, the TTU NSF ADVANCE Grant, and the recent faculty and chair survey conducted by Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo and Raegan Higgins, who served as faculty fellows last year. In addition, the Faculty Mentoring subcommittee (part of the Faculty Success Advisory Council) has invested considerable time investigating mentoring on our campus. 

The Faculty Mentorship Program will focus on adding to existing department- and college-level resources. It will be led by four co-directors: Barbie Chambers (College of Media & Communication), David Doerfert (Davis College), Jorge A. Ramírez (School of Law) and Lisa Garner Santa (J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts). The co-directors will use the fall 2022 semester to plan and prepare programming serving a variety of mentorship needs and will launch the programming in the spring 2023 term.

Summary bios for the Faculty Fellow and the co-directors of the Faculty Mentorship Program are below.

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