ATE Induction System for New Professors (ISNP)
ISNP Purpose and Components
The purpose of the ATE ISNP is to provide professional socialization support, information, experiences, and mentoring to assist beginning professors with seven key areas of the professorial induction process. The Induction System includes three components: (1) an interactive symposium (2) professional association mentoring in which ISNP participants are matched with experienced ATE members in the same or a similar field, and (3) asynchronous online preparation and ongoing support for ISNP mentors.
ISNP participants will be better prepared to:
- Transition to college/university responsibilities.
- Analyze cultural norms of a new department and university.
- Apply research-based organizational lenses to real-life experiences.
- Expand scholarship, presentation, and publication opportunities, assisted by experienced ATE mentors in similar areas of specialization.
The ISNP is available to full-time beginning professors in an Education-related field who are in the induction phase of professorial careers, the initial one to three years of full-time employment at a college or university.
- Reserve a place in the next interactive ISNP Symposium for yourself or a new colleague.
- Volunteer to be an ISNP Mentor.A team of mentors is needed, from diverse specializations, to work with ISNP participants for a minimum of one year.
- Sponsor the breakfast or luncheon during a day-long Symposium.
For addition background on the ISNP:
Selke, M., Watson, C., Rivera-Wilson, J., Robinson, C., Mosley, K., & Zhang, S. (2022). ATE’s induction system for new professors: National support for beginning education professors. Journal of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education, 2021 Conference Proceedings, 4(2), 61-72. https://www.worldfate.org/docpdf/journal_04-02.pdf