International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Monograph on the Need for the Departmental Research Advisor
Verna B. Green

Some institutions have an expectation of publication by junior faculty but there are no mentors and resources available. This study is the result of the author’s efforts to find a solution to the problem. The investigation found that several junior faculty members faced the same problem. Hence, the author presented the need for the designation of one or two senior faculty member(s) as Departmental Research Advisor(s) responsible for guiding junior faculty toward publication. In the final analyses, the study recommends that the Departmental Research Advisor’s portfolio focuses on increasing scholarly productivity of junior faculty, solving the problem of scheduling between mentor and mentee experienced in mentorship programs, and improving the academic career of junior faculty within discipline, department, and institution.

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