Colleague Connection Program

  • New faculty members can benefit from the experiences of those who aren’t far from the transition experience themselves. For this reason, the APSCUF Newer Faculty Committee has created the Colleague Connection Program, beginning in fall 2016. 

    The program matches new faculty who request a “Colleague Connection” with tenure-track faculty members who can provide information about making the transition to IUP. Current tenure-track faculty members interested in serving as a Colleague Connection should contact Mimi Benjamin ( by August 30, 2016.

    New faculty members will be matched with individuals who are not in their academic departments, but whose transition experiences may have been somewhat similar. New faculty who are interested in participating will request a Colleague Connection at New Faculty Orientation, and matches will be made in early fall. No formal events will be scheduled; instead, Connections will be asked to reach out to each other to plan their own informal meetings.

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Benjamin (