Faculty Mentoring

Faculty Mentoring Program

This Faculty Mentoring Program is open to all full-time faculty and is designed for peer-to-peer faculty mentoring. Interested participants will be matched with 1 or 2 other faculty with complimentary interests/challenge areas. Full-time faculty from all career stages are encouraged to participate. We are also looking for faculty who are interested in mentoring early career-stage faculty. The goals of the program and participant expectations are listed below. 

Goals of the program: 

  • Build connections between faculty from across disciplines 
  • Support the individual needs of faculty across every career stage 
  • Help new faculty feel welcomed and orient them to the FSU community 
  • Encourage faculty to set concrete and achievable professional goals 
  • Help faculty locate resources to support their professional goals 

Participant Expectations: 

  • Commit to meeting with mentor pair/group 2-3 times per semester 
  • Attend outdoor kick-off event on Friday, September 24, 2021 12:30-2:30pm (You can still participate in the program even you cannot attend this event) 
  • Attend check-in meeting in early December (virtual)
  • Attend seminars/workshops relevant to your professional goals throughout the year 
  • Contribute to seminar topic ideas 
  • Attend end of year celebration in Apr/May and present reflections on your experience 
  • Provide evaluation of the program 

Our Director of Faculty Mentoring for 2021-2022 is Amy Knapp, Associate Professor of Biology.

If you are interested in participating, fill out this survey by Monday, September, 20, 2021.