ADVANCE-Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success A Department within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Faculty Advancement, Success and Tenure (FAST)

Professional Development Series That Puts You on the Fast Track

FAST (formerly the Mentoring Institute) is advancing the success of newly hired assistant professors by providing strategies and tips to guide participants through the critical first years. With insight from experienced professionals, participants gain the resources and confidence necessary to progress as professors and scholars.

At monthly seminars, first-, and second-year professors will enjoy the opportunity to network with senior faculty from across campus and form critical mentoring relationships. Guest speakers, including top administrators, will share advice on topics such as promotion and tenure, grant writing, recruiting and mentoring graduate students, publishing, teaching and achieving work-life balance.

2017-2018 Program


The ADVANCE-Purdue FAST is open to all newly hired Assistant Professors on Purdue's Campus. We will meet on the following Tuesdays from 9:00 - 10:15 am.

2017-2018 Program 

September 12

Panel of Assistant Professors

Summary of Mentoring Guides
October 17

Promotion and Tenure

Peter Hollenbeck Presentation (PPT)
Karen Plaut Presentation (PPT)
Recording of Presentation
November 14

Department Heads’ Expectations for Faculty

Bernard Engel presentation
Rosalee Clawson presentation
Recording of Presentation
January 23

Mentoring and Managing Graduate Students

Presentation Notes
Recording of Presentation

February 20

Grant Writing

Peter Bermel Presentation
Sally Bond Presentation
Recording of Presentation

March 27

Purdue Work/Life Integration

April 24

Panel of Recently Tenured Associate Professors

If you have questions or topic suggestions, please contact De Bush (

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