Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures

Orientation and Onboarding Considerations for Early and Mid-Career Counselor Education Faculty Appointments

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2021-10-05 to 2021-10-10

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New faculty appointments bring excitement and challenges. The 2016 CACREP Standards require some form of orientation and onboarding for new counseling graduate students, practicum/ internship site supervisors, and non-core faculty; however, new full-time core faculty appointed to a ranked faculty line are excluded from this explicit requirement for formal program orientation. This presentation reviews successful onboarding strategies for early-career (1-2 years post-doctoral degree completion) and mid-career (those approaching or at the rank of Associate or Clinical Associate Professor) counselor education faculty, who have disparate needs when joining a new institution and faculty. Best practices and relevant experiences will be reviewed with knowledge and resource sharing to enhance counselor educators throughout the academic experience.