New Faculty Mentoring Initiative
In this program, junior faculty members are matched with senior colleagues who are outside the junior faculty members' home units. This program is supplemental to mentoring within a discipline or program and is not a replacement for that mentoring. In particular, the program assists untenured faculty members to become socialized to the college and university and to become aware of opportunities and resources. It integrates untenured faculty into the existing college structure through socialization to its norms and expectations. Finally, through the expanded interconnections of college faculty, the intellectual community is enhanced. Participation is voluntary, but strongly encouraged.
Becoming a Mentor or Mentee
Faculty who are interested in becoming mentors may submit an email indicating that interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty who are interested in requesting a mentor may complete and submit the online New Faculty Mentor Request Form through September 1st, 2017. The initiating step for this program -- and its only required element -- is a mentoring workshop for both mentors and mentees, to help faculty members consider their responsibilities.
Downlaod a copy of the mentor-mentee contract here
Mentor and Mentee Workshops
Each year ADVANCE conducts mentor and mentee workshops to which new faculty mentees and their mentors are invited. Participants are provided with an overview of expectations, responsibilities and best practices, to help the mentoring partnerships succeed. Workshops are offered several times, to ensure all can attend. Each mentor and each mentee need attend only one session, which are geared toward the two different roles. Sessions for 2017-2018 mentors and mentees will be posted shortly.
New Faculty Fall Mentoring Reception
The 2017-2018 Fall Mentoring Reception will be held on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens.
Take this opportunity to meet your mentors and other participants of the program while enjoying a glass of wine and appetizers in a relaxing environment.