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Faculty Mentorship Program

Introduction

The College of Science and Engineering’s Faculty Mentorship Program pairs experienced faculty members with new colleagues in their first year teaching at Angelo State University.

Proteges are paired with mentors from another department in the college, and each pair is encouraged to meet at least one time per month.

Mentor Expectations

Purpose

Faculty mentors are expected to:

  • Help new faculty adjust to the culture and campus life at ASU.
  • Support new faculty as they work toward tenure and promotion:
    • Assist new faculty with professional development as teachers and mentors for students.
    • Provide feedback and guidance to new faculty to help them develop an appropriate research plan and scholarly pursuits.
    • Identify appropriate service opportunities for new faculty.

Time Commitment

Mentor participants should expect to devote a minimum of one hour per month with their proteges.

The College of Science and Engineering will email a list of discussion points and a few ideas about campus activities in which you and your protege can participate. You are encouraged to be creative and consider information or experiences that helped or would have helped you during your first months at Angelo State.

At the end of each month, proteges will receive a link to an evaluation form to summarize the help they received from their mentor with that month’s talking points.

Other Activities

At least once during each long semester the college will host a professional development opportunity that is open to all faculty. Mentors and proteges are strongly encouraged to attend these events and regroup afterward to discuss what they learned.

Timeline

The majority of the mentors will be notified of their selection for the upcoming school year at the end of the spring term.

Every new faculty member in the college will be assigned a mentor, so a few mentors may receive late notice of their selection depending on faculty hiring confirmations.

All mentor-protege pairs are encouraged to connect in August before the semester starts. Then they can begin regular meetings in September.

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Faculty Mentorship Program

Be a Mentor

All interested faculty in the College of Science and Engineering are encouraged to apply for the program.

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