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Mentoring

Many departments/chairs facilitate mentoring in their programs. The Faculty Development Program can also match faculty with mentors outside their department to assist with teaching, scholarship, and career planning.

Mentors for Faculty of Color: Recognizing the specific challenges for faculty of color at SCU, the Women of Color Network has partnered with Faculty Development and WGST to identify effective mentors for faculty of color at SCU. All faculty of color (women and men) are welcome to use the Network of Faculty Mentors.

Co-mentoring often occurs through Faculty Groups, which include faculty writing groups.    

Want help doing some more thinking about mentoring?
  • Read Kerry Ann Rockquemore's essay on a New Model for Mentoring
  • Check out UCLA's guide to Faculty Mentoring (accessed by way of Trinity College). 
  • And see this cautionary advice from a 2009 ProfHacker post on formal faculty mentoring programs.
  • Mentors: take a look at these Tips for Effective Mentoring, developed by Leilani Miller.
  • In addition to these on-campus opportunities, Faculty Development has an institutional membership in The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity -- a professional development, training, and mentoring community that offers online training workshops, leadership development programs, coaching, and institutional consulting. Download this handy guide to learn how to go about accessing NCFDD's opportunities for support and training.

 For more information please contact Eileen Elrod (408-554-3514).