Dr Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil was chosen out 300+ applicants to participate in the Building Future Faculty program in NC state (https://oied.ncsu.edu/divweb/building-future-faculty-program/).
The program gives participants a chance to practice their interview skills with a department of choice and also are given valuable insights into academic life. Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member, a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations of productivity for faculty engaged in research. Over the course of three days, participants will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion efforts and to create a faculty that mirrors the increasingly diversified student population.