Faculty Mentoring Program
Building and sustaining a mentoring culture on a higher education campus has been shown to play a critical role in faculty retention and success. The Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP), established in 2008, is open to all part-time and full-time academic and administrative faculty, as defined by the most recent CBA. The FMP offers three targeted programs to support faculty at every career stage: new full-time tenure-track faculty, faculty desiring to seek promotion, and adjunct faculty.
The West Chester University Faculty Mentoring Committee (FMC) fosters mentoring partnerships among faculty to enhance lifelong professional learning in teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Create a self-sustaining program whereby faculty who have engaged in successful partnerships as mentees, in turn, become mentors.
- To recruit faculty to the Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP).
- To support faculty members at all ranks who are in a mentoring partnership from outside of their department.
- To enhance mentoring partnerships by providing enrichment/professional learning activities throughout the academic year.
Faculty Mentoring Committee
Faculty Associate:Janneken Smucker
Committee Co-Chairs:Michelle Kensey
Committee Members: Patricia Davidson, Karen Dickinson, Kim Doan, Alison Gardiner-Shires, Thomas Haughey, Megan Heckert, Lauri Hyers, Anne Larrivee, Vipanchi Mishra, Innhwa (Anna) Park, Merry Perry, John Pisciotta, Tina Selvaggi, Ralph Sorrentino, Linda Stevenson, Regina (Jeanie) Subach
Dr. Jeffery Osgood, Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, shares his perspectives on mentoring.Supporting New Faculty Mentoring Experiences Effectively Mentoring to Promote Leadership How Do We Create a Mentoring Culture?