Research indicates that tenured faculty members play a critical role in developing a campus community that promotes the success of tenure-track faculty. Likewise, tenured faculty benefit from the relationships they develop with new faculty, who bring new energy and ideas to UM-Flint. Faculty who serve as mentors experience satisfaction in retaining talented faculty colleagues and in helping these colleagues with their professional development. We hope that today’s mentees will become tomorrow’s tenured faculty and mentors.
The Faculty Mentoring Program also creates opportunities for mentors to share ideas and receive feedback about their own teaching and scholarship. By meeting faculty in different disciplines throughout campus, mentors further their own professional growth, and perhaps form partnerships leading to collaborative teaching and research. The Faculty Mentoring Program sets the stage for mentors to work beyond their departments to develop shared goals of the larger UM-Flint community.
Mentors will receive a University Dining Services meal card to help subsidize lunch meetings with their mentees.
The application deadline for 2013-2014 has passed. Please check for news on the 2014-2015 program application.