Learn how your institution can implement an enhanced, evidence-supported faculty mentorship program with network-based mentoring. This training will provide you with a high-level view of network-based mentorship as well as concrete examples, resources, and guides to help you operationalize on your campus. After this training, you will be able to take what you learn and use the resources provided to significantly improve your faculty mentorship program.
This program is specifically designed for academic leaders who oversee Centers for Teaching Excellence, deans, department chairs, faculty developers, and other academic leadership.
Included with your registration are a number of valuable resources to help you develop a successful mentorship program, including a Mutual Mentoring Guide and Mentoring Strategies that Advance Faculty. These resources outline the network-based mentoring model and describe numerous exemplary mentoring efforts.
Why Network-Based Faculty Mentorship?
Traditional faculty mentorship programs offer a one-on-one mentorship experience. While these types of programs do offer much needed professional development, many faculty members are left wanting more. Network-based faculty mentorship instead looks at what development faculty members seek and pairs them with multiple colleagues who can help with specific development needs.
- Compare and contrast traditional and network-based mentoring
- Learn how to operationalize network-based mentoring
- Identify mentoring needs for faculty
- Pinpoint formats/locations for networking-based mentoring
- Develop innovative network-based mentoring at different levels
- Assess the impact of network-based mentoring
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts at Amherst