Why Should Mentoring End at Tenure: Mentoring for Midcareer Faculty

Date(s) - 14 Apr 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Alumni Center

An associate professor workshop titled:  Why Should Mentoring End at Tenure: Mentoring for Midcareer Faculty on Monday, April 14 from 9:30-11:00 in the Alumni Center. The workshop will be led by Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Professor of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  In this interactive session, you will identify potential roadblocks to success in an academic career, explore emerging models of mentoring, “map” your own mentoring networks, and discuss best practices in mentoring; including how to be your own best mentor.  Mentoring offers a vital contribution to a successful academic career at every stage, particularly for women and faculty of color.  The most common form of mentoring has been a “traditional model,” which is defined by a one-on-one relationship between an experienced faculty member who guides the career development of an early career faculty member. Recent literature, however, has indicated the emergence of new, more flexible approaches to mentoring in which faculty build a network of “multiple mentors” who can address a variety of career competencies. RSVP here.