How Do I Create a Successful Faculty Mentoring Program?
Learn principles, practices, and resources you need to create a successful mentoring program to welcome new faculty members and set them up for success. Explore the different sides of six essential decisions underlying development of an effective program.
If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to develop a new faculty member?
How about a mentoring program?
Learn how you can establish and run a top-notch mentoring program in How Do I Create a Successful Faculty Mentoring Program?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor with presenters Kenneth L. Alford, Ph.D. and Tyler J. Griffin, Ph.D.
This concise and content-rich program covers the principles, practices, and resources you need to know to welcome new faculty members and set them up for success—a process some call “onboarding.”
Effective integration of new staff increases retention and cuts hiring costs, saving them time and money down the road.
Mentoring programs don’t lend themselves to cookie-cutter solutions. Your presenters emphasize an individualized approach that will help you create a mentoring mosaic tailored to your needs.
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Whether you’re looking to upgrade an existing mentoring program or start a new one from scratch, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
You can assemble a mentoring mosaic instead.
In How Do I Create a Successful Faculty Mentoring Program?, Alford and Griffin will show you the different sides of six essential decisions underlying development of an effective program:
- Finding the appropriate balance between formal and informal mentoring activities
- Determining whether mentoring will be conducted one to one or one to many
- Choosing to make participation in mentoring programs mandatory or optional
- Agreeing on incentive levels—if any will be used—for mentors and mentees
- Selecting appropriate subsets if less than the entire faculty will be involved
- Selecting a single mentor or team approach to cover the different areas of faculty responsibility
This is a reality-based program, including practical information on whom you need to secure buy-in from, and how to get it.
You’ll also learn the dos and don’ts of program implementation and get tips on how to manage upper-level expectations. You’ll even get an example of a formal mentoring program plan in the many helpful supplemental materials accompanying this presentation.
After watching this program, you’ll be able to:
- Explain to administrators, donors, and faculty how allocating campus resources to mentoring programs will benefit your institution
- Employ best practices when designing or revising a mentoring program
- Use additional resources to keep improving your mentoring program as it evolves
If you shoulder any responsibility for the welfare and achievement levels of junior faculty, How Do I Create a Successful Faculty Mentoring Program? is for you.
This programwill help administrators and directors at public and private colleges and universities understand how to establish a mentoring program or take an existing program to a higher level.
You’ll also learn the key steps you need to follow to get your program or improvements off and running and gain insight into how to manage the public relations aspects of program initiatives.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance faculty development—order today!
Kenneth L. Alford is a professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University.
After serving almost 30 years on active duty in the United States Army, he retired as a Colonel in 2008. While on active military duty, Ken served in numerous assignments, including the Pentagon, eight years teaching computer science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and four years as a department chair and professor teaching strategic leadership at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He has published and presented on a wide variety of topics during his career. His current research efforts focus on student learning and military service during times of conflict.
Ken and his wife, Sherilee, have four children and thirteen grandchildren.
Tyler Griffin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Brigham Young University.
With degrees in Electrical Engineering and Instructional Technology, combined with 18 years of professional teaching experience, Tyler has three major focal points in his work: (1) Best practices for teaching & learning (2) Best uses of technology to increase the scope and scale of learning, and (3) best practices for teacher development/inservice. He teaches over 1,000 students per semester and loves how technology can help to "shrink" large classrooms.
He has also developed two major online training programs that have since grown into robust online learning communities of teachers and students.
He is also actively involved in designing and developing 3-D immersive learning environments for his students.
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