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Pacific Faculty Mentoring Program

What: 

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Pacific Faculty Mentoring Program allows experienced and early-career faculty to exchange ideas and advice around scholarship, teaching, and professional development, as well as University culture, time management, and special interests.

Who: 

Any tenure-track, multi-year non-tenure-track, or tenured Pacific faculty member is encouraged to apply to be a mentee and will have the opportunity to work with three different mentors.

Any experienced Pacific faculty member interested in connecting with early-career colleagues is encouraged to apply to be a mentor and will offer guidance to three different mentees.

Why: 

Working with multiple mentors allows early-career faculty to draw from the dynamic strengths, experience, and expertise of several individuals. 

When:

  • November 15: Mentoring program applications due
  • December 6: The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) will notify applicants of acceptance
  • December 10: Deadline for accepted applicants to confirm participation
  • January 8: Mentoring workshop and lunch (10am-3pm)
  • May 11: Mentoring workshop and lunch (10am-3pm)

How:

The mentoring program will be bookended by two half-day retreats facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning, and we will meet for a mid-semester check-in. Participants will receive a $200 stipend for their investment of time in the retreats.

Mentoring lunches will take place three times during the spring 2020 semester (February, March, and April 2020). Participants will be provided with "tickets" for sponsored lunches in the University's River Room restaurant for the monthly mentor meet ups, which will be scheduled during the first retreat. Participants are also encouraged to meet outside of these lunches (including in the CTL, where complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks are provided) as desired and necessary. Discussion suggestions will be provided during the retreat.

Formative assessment of the mentoring program will take place mid-semester, and a standardized, summative assessment will be conducted after the final retreat. 

MENTEE application
MENTOR application 

Questions? Contact Leslie Bayers: lbayers@pacific.edu or x67686