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 the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)
  • Ruge Fellows program recognition for excellence in teaching
  • annual faculty awards for distinguished teaching and mentoring; research; service
  • Travel Fund to support professional activity (up to $1300 per year) and supplemental fund for support of travel associated with institutional initiatives
  • Faculty Enhancement Program (application process for release time for primarily early career professional activity)
  • Endowed Chairs recognizing teaching and scholarship
  • Professional Semester or competitive Sabbatical every seven years following tenure
  • annual faculty summer grant program administered by Faculty Development and Recognition 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; TechFest; innovation initiatives, 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