New Faculty Mentoring Program
The purpose of the New Faculty Mentoring Program at Stonehill College is to establish a structure for meaningful, practical, and ongoing professional support for new faculty that will facilitate their development as exemplary teachers and scholars as well as their successful integration into the life of their programs, departments, and colleges, and the College as a whole.
The goals of the New Faculty Mentoring Program are to help new faculty:
- Build community and connection among new faculty members
- Receive support in navigating various aspects of the faculty role including teaching, mentoring and advising, service, and scholarship
- Become familiar with College culture and campus resources
- Meet and network with faculty, staff, and administrators from across campus
- Adjust to the new environment and become active members of the College community
The New Faculty Mentoring Program at Stonehill College offers the following opportunities for faculty support and development across their first two years at the College:
New Faculty Orientation
1. New Faculty Orientation. During the New Faculty Orientation faculty, administrators, and staff from across the College come together to welcome new faculty and introduce them to resources that support their successful transition to life at the College. This initial meeting serves as an opportunity for the new faculty to get to know each other and to learn about the College; expectations for teaching, scholarship and creative activity, and service; and resources for students and faculty
Monthly Teaching and Learning Seminars
2. Monthly Teaching and Learning Seminars for New Faculty. New faculty are invited to attend monthly meetings to collaborate with peers and learn about specific topics of interest from experienced faculty, staff, and administrators at the College. These meetings will typically occur on the second Monday of the month and are accessible in person (in the Digital Innovation Lab in the MacPháidin Library) or via zoom.
|Monday February 14th||Assessing your teaching|
|Monday March 14th||Strategies for student engagement|
|Monday April 11th||Strategies for supporting all students|
|Monday May 9th||Preparing for summer and the fall semester|
3. Individualized support from Department Chairs / Program Directors. The chair or program director of the new faculty member’s department or program can answer day-to-day questions and offer guidance on course planning, finding resources, assisting students, and workload management (life-work balance).
For more information about the New Faculty Mentoring Program at Stonehill College please contact the CETL Faculty Director.