The Faculty Mentoring Program is currently administered by the Women's Faculty Network and the Black Faculty Alliance. The original proposal for this program was developed by the Women's Faculty Network, the Black Faculty Alliance, and the Mexican American and Latino Faculty Association. The program is open to all faculty at Texas A&M University.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE MENTORING PROGRAM
FOR NEW MENTEES:
- Orientation to the university's climate, structure, and surrounding community
- An advocate in the form of a senior faculty dedicated to discussing research goals, publication information, and a readymade sounding board
- Access. Habituation is key to any successful mentoring relationship. Thus, the aim of the program is to help junior faculty adjust to a new environment as painless as possible
- Questions answered and concerns discussed in a non-judgmental environment between colleagues
- Insight into teaching and career development from a seasoned veteran
- A friendly face to share the highs and lows of balancing work, personal life, and time
FOR NEW AND SEASONED MENTORS:
- Share firsthand knowledge about the university in general, and teaching and academia, specifically.
- Answering a plethora of ,Who, What, Where, and Why questions about any and everything
- Satisfaction in helping shape the careers of new faculty
- Provide a valuable service to the university by promoting collegiality and championing mentoring relationships among women
Questions about this program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.