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Faculty Mentoring Communities

The Faculty Mentoring Communities program provides new tenure-track faculty with resources to deliver significant learning experiences, carry out research of consequence, and develop strategies that support their engagement and well-being.

These interdisciplinary mentoring communities encourage and facilitate a sense of community, relationships with colleagues across campus, and generation of interdisciplinary collaborations and ideas.

This university-wide program focuses on six themes that the research indicates are key areas for faculty success:

  1. establishing a professional identity
  2. creating a successful research agenda
  3. strengthening teaching and learning effectiveness
  4. approaching mentoring
  5. successfully navigating the academy
  6. developing strategies for work-life integration

Over the course of three semesters, participants will create concrete goals, plans, and benchmarks to guide their path toward the three-year review, and ultimately, achieving tenure. Two Distinguished Mentoring Fellows join each community as facilitators to provide resources and support about succeeding on the tenure track at Mason.

The current program cohort runs from fall 2018 through fall 2019. Please contact Faculty Affairs and Development for more information.