FACULTY PEER MENTORING PROGRAM
Having a good mentor can make a real difference for a new faculty member who wants to get their career off to a good start.
The Center for Teaching & Learning is launching a new Faculty Peer Mentoring Program to prepare experienced, tenured faculty who want to enhance their skills in mentoring new faculty. The program will address important aspects of the mentor-mentee relationship, including effective communication, listening skills, confidentiality and trust, academic differences, and conflict management. It will also provide opportunity for hands-on practice in conducting effective meetings, setting goals, and documenting progress.
Participation in the Faculty Peer Mentoring Program will require participation in a two-day training on May 16th and 17th, as well as a willingness to be paired with a new faculty member seeking a mentor in the 2016-2017 academic year. Matches will be made between mentors and mentees according to discipline, years taught at other institutions, and a rubric created through mentor and mentee screening questionnaires.
Mentors are expected to meet with their mentee a minimum of once a month. Mentors are also expected to attend periodic group meetings in which they will receive ongoing support.
Service as a faculty mentor will promote teaching and learning at SFA and will be formally recognized through the Center for Teaching & Learning.
Registration is open only to tenured faculty. To sign up, use the myTraining system. (To access myTraining, log into mySFA, select the Employee tab, and click the myTraining link to search for the Mentoring training). Registration is limited to 15 faculty.