North Central College - Naperville, IL

College Practices and Special Opportunities

A Sampling of College Practices and Special Opportunities for New and Continuing Faculty

• relocation support

• benefits package to include TIAA-CREF contributions and an array of campus wellness, preventative health care, and work/life balance initiatives; campus bikes, ZIP cars, fitness facilities, and sustainability practices

• start-up funds for new tenure-track faculty

• new faculty orientation and ongoing mentoring program with a collaborative colleague emphasis

• Center for Teaching and Learning

• annual Dissinger faculty awards for teaching and research

• Travel Fund to support professional activity (up to $1300 per year) and supplemental fund for support of institutional initiatives

• Faculty Enhancement Program (application process for release time for primarily early career professional activity)

• Professional Term (modified sabbatical) every four years following tenure

• Annual faculty summer grant program administered by Faculty Professional Development Committee for research and writing associated with disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and SoTL; support for interdisciplinary faculty seminars and course development; support for undergraduate researchers

• external grant writer and support services for locating grant opportunities

• technology and instructional media liaisons; Tech Day; routine upgrading of software and computers, including support for MACs and PCs

• course and program availability for dependents; tuition-free North Central College attendance for eligible dependents; participation in Tuition Exchange, Inc., a reciprocal scholarship program for eligible dependents at 600 colleges and universities