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Offered through the Office of Faculty Affairs, the CANOPI program uses a 3:1 mentee/mentor model to facilitate the development of professional involvement narratives for Drexel faculty members. The program runs twice a year, during the fall and spring quarters, and is open to all Drexel faculty members who have completed two or more years of service at Drexel, including adjunct faculty members. Priority will be given to applicants who plan to utilize their narratives for upcoming professional or developmental activities.

The development of professional involvement narratives provides an opportunity for faculty to reflect on past accomplishments with an eye towards future professional goals. Participants will be paired with experienced Drexel faculty from various colleges who will serve as mentors, and will also serve as peer reviewers for fellow participants grouped with the same mentor. The narratives are constructed based on the model described in Seldin and Miller's The Academic Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and Service (a complimentary copy of the book is provided to participants).

The program typically spans five weeks, with kick-off and wrap up meetings held at the outset and conclusion of each cycle. All other meeting dates and times are flexible and involve the arrangement of meetings with mentors at mutually convenient times.

The Office of Faculty Affairs is accepting applications for the Spring 2020 session of CANOPI. Space is limited, and we encourage faculty who wish to take advantage of the program to apply by March 13, 2020.

Applicants should note the schedule listed below and ensure they do not have conflicts with the scheduled dates:

  • Kick-Off Meeting: April 16, 2020 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Teaching Philosophy: April 20 - 24, 2020 | Mentor/Mentees Group Meeting 1 (mentor to schedule with mentees)
  • Research Narrative: April 27 - May 1, 2020 | Mentor/Mentees Group Meeting 2 (mentor to schedule with mentees)
  • Service Narrative: May 4 - 8, 2020 | Mentor/Mentees Group Meeting 3 (mentor to schedule with mentees)
  • Wrap-Up/Closing Session: May 14, 2020 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am

For questions regarding CANOPI, please contact Prof. Meshagae Hunte-Brown at, or the Office of Faculty Affairs at