Faculty Liaisons

  1. Expectations
    1. Present a friendly welcome to new colleagues
    2. Smooth their transition to a new institution and/or city
    3. Refer new faculty to relevant resources
    4. Offer candid advice
    5. Serve as an ally, not as a mentor with content expertise
  2. Potential themes of discussion
    1. Moving to Boston
      i.      Finding appropriate neighborhoods
      ii.      Learning about the school system or childcare options
    2. Working at BU
      i.      Getting oriented on campus
      ii.      Finding places to eat lunch
      iii.      Navigating the appointments process
    3. Assuming a new role
      i.      Behaving like a faculty member
      ii.      Balancing work and personal lives
    4. Meeting key people
      i.      Introducing them to colleagues and staff
      ii.      Helping identify potential mentors
  3. Frequency of meetings
    1. Initial phone call or e-mail before new faculty member arrives
    2. Arrange a meeting in the first week of their arrival to get acquainted
    3. Check in after the first month
    4. Phase out formal role after a year or so
  4. Helpful websites
    1. Faculty Development and Diversity: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/facdev-medicine/
    2. Department of Medicine: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/medicine/
    3. BUSM Faculty Central: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-facultycentral/
    4. BU Faculty Handbook: http://www.bu.edu/handbook/
    5. Faculty and Staff Assistance Office: http://www.bu.edu/fsao/
    6. University Ombuds: http://www.bu.edu/ombuds/
    7. Human Resources: http://www.bu.edu/hr/
    8. Boston Medical Center: http://internal.bmc.org/