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Faculty Mentoring Program

Address:
210C Recitation Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383


Email: FMP Committee Chair
Phone: 610-436-1059

Faculty Mentoring Program

The Faculty Mentoring Program is open to all full-time academic and administrative faculty, as defined by the most recent CBA. Any faculty member can participate as a mentee, but only tenured faculty members may serve as a mentor. Once mentors have completed the training program (usually offered at the end of each spring semester), their profiles are added to this website. Then, a call for new mentees is issued early in each fall semester, when prospective mentees are invited to review the mentor profiles and request a mentor. Once mentee-mentor pairs are matched, all are invited to attend a one-time orientation session during the fall term. Mentee-mentor pairs then meet regularly throughout the academic year, with periodic check-ins and support from the members of the Faculty Mentoring Committee.

Program Mission

The mission of the Faculty Mentoring Program is to enhance lifelong professional development in teaching, scholarship, and service. The mentoring relationships will support collegiality, effective communication, self-evaluation, and cultural competence, all of which enhance a stimulating and supportive university environment.

Faculty Mentoring Committee

Faculty Associate: Lisa Lucas

Committee Co-Chairs: Gabrielle Halko and Thomas Haughey

Committee Members: Patricia Davidson, Alison Gardiner-Shires, Joby Hilliker, Lauri Hyers, Marek Marciniak, Tim Sestrick, Sally Van Orden, and Julie Wiest