UIC Faculty Mentoring Program
For the past twelve years, the UIC Faculty Mentoring Program has matched individual faculty so that senior colleagues can provide advice and support to junior faculty and, more recently, mid-career as they navigate the tenure and promotion process. For the 2010-2011 academic year, we are introducing a new group mentoring model, based in part on the successful writing groups in the Underrepresented Faculty Mentoring Program and feedback we have received from faculty members.
Instead of individual pairs, we will assemble mentoring groups of 3 to 5 junior faculty members and one or two senior colleagues who will meet two or three times a semester (or more often if the group agrees) to set goals, identify challenges, and discuss teaching, research, P&T, and so forth. The groups will be based on academic interests such as discipline or methodology so that members can share details about their scholarship and courses.
The senior group leader will provide the same kind of advice and support faculty mentors have given in the past, but the other members will be able to develop collegial relationships among themselves and provide peer mentoring. We will begin the program with a meeting of mentor volunteers, followed by an introductory meeting for all interested participants early in the Fall semester.
If you are an assistant or associate professor looking for mentoring, please fill out this form.
If you have any questions Renee Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 413-3472.
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