For many faculty, teaching and mentoring are as important a part of their professional life as being a researcher or a clinician. To better reflect these responsibilities and interests, Research Profiles was recently expanded to include information on education and mentoring activities as part of an individual profile. In addition to highlighting faculty’s work as educators, this enhancement will also help visitors to more easily identify and connect with potential collaborators and mentors on campus through browsing or the keyword search engine.
Using the Research Profiles change request form, faculty can now indicate if they are willing to serve as a mentor and describe what types of students or trainees they are willing to accept (including health professions students, undergraduate students, PhD students, high school students, and postdocs). Faculty also have the option to include brief statements describing their current mentoring activities, explaining experiences or projects they are able to offer, as well as specific programs they are currently involved in. A “willing to mentor” notation will automatically be added to the top area of relevant profile pages to further highlight a faculty member’s interest.
There is also now a section for “education activities and interests” to allow faculty to describe their activities, interests and accomplishments as an educator. Activities such as designing a course, serving as a course master, directing post-graduate training programs, and other educational or professional interests can be provided in this section.
For questions or more information about these new enhancements, please contact Laura Simon, research support librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Profiles is sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), and School of Medicine departments.