Faculty Mentoring Program
The College of Education has a formal Faculty Mentoring Program that was designed and piloted in 1999–2000. The program, coordinated by Dr. Linda Thurston and a Mentoring Committee, is a sub-committee of the Faculty Affairs Committee of the college. The Mentoring Program includes formal mentor-mentee matches, monthly lunches, and other activities.
Mentees are new tenure track faculty. After an interview and discussion with the Director and/or the Mentoring Committee, matches are made. Mentoring may be done in pairs or triads. Often, mentees may also be involved in special groups such as an interest group in a specific research areas. The mentoring relationship may be as formal or as informal as developed by the pairs/triads. Ongoing evaluation is a part the Mentoring Program.