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Neurosciences Faculty Mentor Program

Measures of Success

The departmental mentoring plan is monitored by success in education, clinical activity and research.  Ultimately, this is reflected in rates of promotion.  As well, in the annual contract interview, the co-chairs will engage the faculty member in a discussion of how they believe mentoring is progressing and develop plans for improvement as needed.  Specific metrics are outlined below:

In addition to the evaluation forms completed by both the mentor and mentee, the department of Neurosciences will also monitor the following items to ensure the success of the faculty, department, college, and MUSC overall.


A. Departmental measures:

1. Surveys of faculty on their satisfaction with the plan and their job overall

2. Attrition of faculty within the department

3. Percentage of eligible faculty promoted within a 5-year period.

4. Total funding from all mentored activities

5. Total number of publications overseen by mentors

B. Individual measures:

Short term measures:

1. Understanding the P&T requirements policies and procedures

2. Established relationship with a mentor in areas of teaching, research, clinical and/or faculty development

3. Documentation of short and long term career goals

4. Maintenance of a comprehensive curriculum vitae

Long term measures:

1. Competitive funding

2. Excellence in research, teaching, and clinical practice

3. Time frame for promotion.

C. Research-related metrics for determining the effectiveness of mentoring

1. Number of grants submitted and funded

2. Number of original publications

3. Importance of original publications (e.g., journal quality, impact factor, editorial written on paper)

4. Career development progress of mentee e.g., presentation of research at national / international meetings, invited presentations at meetings or other universities, election to study sections or specialty societies, promotion of mentee

5. Research awards of mentee

D. Teaching related metrics for determining the effectiveness of mentoring

1. Teaching accomplishments of mentee, e.g., formal courses taught, course materials developed, innovative teaching methods developed

2. Number of educational publications

3. Importance of educational publications (e.g., journal quality, impact factor, editorial written on paper)

4. Number of educational grants submitted and funded by mentee

5. Career development progress of mentee, e.g., presentations at national / international meetings, invited presentations at meetings or other universities, membership on education committees in or outside of the institution, promotion of mentee

6. Honors and awards for teaching to the mentee

E. Clinically-related metrics for determining the effectiveness of mentoring

1. Inpatient and Outpatient – Satisfaction scores

2. Hospital metrics for mortality, Infections Rates (surgeons), subspecialty specific metrics as set by the various neuro-clinical services through the Neurosciences Service line

3. Documentation (Inpatient and outpatient) and billing compliance

4. Clinic Cancellations and Bump rates

5. Establishment and growth of subspecialty programs eg: Epilespy, DBS, Gamma Knife etc

6. Develop multi-disciplinary clinics across departments and ancillary services.

 
 
 

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