Gannon University Announces New Faculty Career Mentoring Coordinator
Posted: February 10, 2017
Gannon University has appointed Elisa Konieczko, Ph.D., to the
position of faculty career mentor coordinator. In this position,
Konieczko will be building on the work of Phil Kelly, D.A., who
recently retired, to ensure ongoing institutional support for the
development of new processes and systems for promoting faculty
Konieczko will be responsible for developing and facilitating
programs for new faculty, acting as a resource for faculty
preparing for promotion and tenure and developing collaborative
programs, including training workshops, for faculty in all stages
of career development.
The coordinator will also chair a newly created faculty career
mentoring committee. This committee will function similar to an
advisory board to help Konieczko and Walter Iwanenko, Ph.D., vice
president for academic affairs, develop activities and structure
for a full faculty mentoring program.
Konieczko has been both a mentor and a mentee and believes that
it is a beneficial relationship. "A large part of mentoring is just
listening to the mentee and finding out what their concerns are and
then just being a sounding board for them to help them figure out
how they should solve their problem," Konieczko said.
"I am so excited to help my colleagues achieve their
professional development goals and succeed at the University," she
said. "I'm looking forward to helping my colleagues-at whatever
level they're at-go to their next adventure."