Faculty-Mentoring-Expectations

Faculty-Mentoring-Expectations



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Faculty	
  Mentors	
  for	
  Adjunct	
  Faculty	
  Expectations	
  
	
  
A	
  faculty	
  mentor	
  is	
  an	
  experienced	
  instructor	
  (full-­‐time	
  or	
  adjunct)	
  who	
  is	
  assigned	
  to	
  
share	
  knowledge	
  of	
  his	
  or	
  her	
  craft	
  with	
  new	
  instructors	
  by	
  providing	
  professional	
  
companionship,	
  feedback,	
  support	
  and	
  assistance	
  for	
  the	
  purpose	
  of	
  refining	
  presentation	
  
skills,	
  learning	
  new	
  skills,	
  and/or	
  solving	
  classroom-­‐related	
  issues.	
  The	
  faculty	
  mentor	
  will	
  
orient	
  the	
  adjunct	
  instructor	
  to	
  the	
  college’s	
  divisions,	
  program	
  policies,	
  procedures,	
  
curriculum,	
  support	
  services,	
  personnel,	
  physical	
  plant,	
  supplies,	
  budgets,	
  schedules	
  and	
  
employee	
  handbook.	
  
	
  

Faculty	
  Assignment:	
  
•

•

The	
  faculty	
  assignment	
  will	
  be	
  determined	
  by	
  the	
  administrator	
  and	
  will	
  include	
  
about	
  one	
  (1)	
  contact	
  hour	
  over	
  the	
  course	
  of	
  the	
  semester	
  for	
  theory	
  or	
  lab-­‐based	
  
classes.	
  
Additional	
  or	
  alternate	
  work	
  assignment	
  may	
  be	
  required	
  for	
  clinical	
  and/or	
  
fieldwork	
  mentoring.	
  
	
  

Selection	
  Process	
  and	
  Term	
  Length:	
  
•
•

The	
  administrator	
  will	
  select	
  the	
  faculty	
  mentor	
  from	
  the	
  pool	
  of	
  division/program	
  
faculty.	
  
The	
  mentor	
  term	
  length	
  will	
  be	
  for	
  1–2	
  terms.	
  
	
  

Assumptions:	
  
•
•
•
•
•
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•
•

Have	
  regular	
  communication	
  with	
  the	
  adjunct	
  faculty	
  mentee	
  and	
  make	
  oneself	
  
accessible	
  as	
  needed.	
  
Ensure	
  that	
  the	
  adjunct	
  faculty	
  mentee	
  is	
  utilizing	
  a	
  feedback	
  technique	
  within	
  the	
  
first	
  weeks	
  of	
  the	
  course	
  (or	
  within	
  the	
  first	
  third	
  of	
  the	
  course).	
  
Observe	
  the	
  adjunct	
  faculty	
  mentee’s	
  course/Blackboard	
  course	
  and	
  provide	
  
feedback	
  to	
  the	
  mentee.	
  
Offer	
  an	
  opportunity	
  for	
  the	
  adjunct	
  faculty	
  mentee	
  to	
  observe	
  the	
  mentor’s	
  
course/Blackboard	
  course.	
  
Act	
  as	
  a	
  sounding	
  board	
  for	
  the	
  adjunct	
  faculty	
  mentee.	
  
Demonstrate	
  positive,	
  quality	
  role	
  modeling	
  in	
  all	
  aspects	
  of	
  the	
  faculty	
  position.	
  
Coach	
  to	
  develop	
  and	
  refine	
  teaching	
  skills.	
  
Maintain	
  confidentiality.	
  

	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
Created	
  by:	
  ParmenterB	
  

	
  

Updated:	
  7.21.14	
  by	
  Halee	
  

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