Mentoring

 Mentoring is a critical component of new faculty development.  There are many forms that this important professional relationship can take.  Below is information for mentors and for faculty regarding mentoring.

For Mentors

There are several resources available to mentors of new faculty.  Melanie McKay created a set of guidelines based on feedback given to her by many faculty mentors and mentees from across campus, as well as resources gathered from our own CFI Resource Library located on the third floor of Monroe Library.

Mentoring Guidelines

There are times when the needs of a new faculty member may be best served by a confidential consultation with an experienced faculty member outside of their department.  The Master Teaching Mentors are available to fulfill this role.  These exemplary faculty will provide junior faculty with confidential advice and guidance on matters related to teaching.

For Faculty

Every new faculty member is assigned a mentor by their department chair.  This contact will guide you through the tenure, review, and promotion process, as well as be available to provide support for teaching, research, and other pertinent areas, such as service. 

A collection of titles for new faculty has been assembled on the third floor of Monroe Library.   There are wide variety of topics covered.

Bibliography of Featured Titles

The University has guidelines for tenure, review, and promotion.  In addition, every college has specific guidelines for tenure, review, and promotion.  Please visit your college website and/or intranet to obtain a copy of the guidelines.