Faculty Mentoring Program
Contact: Dave Boni
Building 8, Room 535
Phone Number: 585-292-3129
- Faculty Member with 3 years MCC teaching experience
- Interest in nurturing
- Generous with time and knowledge
- Possess great listening skills
- Eager to acclimate a new faculty member
- Mentoring provides new faculty with a personalized introduction to the culture of the college and helps with challenges and rewards of teaching at MCC.
- Mentoring facilitates networking, which is advisable for all new faculty at the college.
- Mentoring provides new faculty with a confidential contact outside their department to discuss matters that they might not otherwise want to discuss within their department.
- Sharing your thoughts and experiences with new faculty also helps you to re-evaluate what you do on a daily basis, re-think how you operate in the classroom and review possible changes to policies and practices.
How Does the Process Work?
Mentors for new faculty are chosen from among tenured and untenured faculty. New faculty are invited to participate and very seldom do they decline the opportunity to have a mentor. A coordinator selects mentors from across the college and pairs new faculty with tenured or nearly tenured faculty. A list of names and departments of both mentors and new faculty is provided to encourage networking. There is a pizza lunch at the beginning of the fall semester in which mentors and new faculty meet (often they've already met). The level of interaction between mentors and new faculty is determined by each individual relationship that unfolds. Currently there is no formal evaluation of this program.