Supported by GT NSF ADVANCE funding, CoE ADVANCE Professor Jane Ammons
developed a career coaching practice that allows a faculty member to
receive advice regarding her vita and career building from different
mentors during one session.
A faculty mentor will sometimes conduct discussions with another faculty
member to strategize about career prospects, an arrangement that consider
careers prospects and possibilities in one-on-one conversations organized
over a long period of time.
But useful mentoring can also take place in other ways. Dubbed “speed
mentoring,” the ADVANCE career coaching session, as developed by Ammons,
takes place in a short period of time and enables each faculty candidate
to hear different perspectives from senior colleagues.
Georgia Tech sponsored Career Coaching sessions at annual conferences and
periodic workshops during the grant's duration.