Support and Mentoring to Advance Research and Teaching (SMART)

The program is voluntary, compensated and open to all faculty in their first three years at Lamar.

The SMART program provides:

  • mentoring by experienced teachers and scholars
  • support in establishing and implementing a research agenda in preparation for tenure review
  • guidance in navigating Lamar University resources, procedures, and performance evaluations
  • training in a variety of innovative teaching strategies and course designs
  • guidance in using assessment to improve student learning
  • the opportunity to develop collegial and supportive relationships across campus