Faculty Mentoring

CELTSS Faculty Mentoring – 2023-2024
TThe mentoring program is continuing our community of practice meetings with the Grading for Growth and Managing Your Time groups that were well attended last year. Additionally, we have added two new groups: Practices for Supporting 1st Gen Students and Faculty Campus Involvement.

During these once a month virtual meeting, faculty will be able to select which topic they would like to discuss and chat with colleagues on all things surrounding their topic of interest. You are free to attend different groups each month and we are happy to take suggestions for new groups to add.

Meetings will be held over Zoom on the following days at 1:30 pm: Nov 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, Mar. 11, and Apr. 8.

Click here to join the zoom meetings on the dates listed above: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83323685027

Please contact Cara Pina (cpina1@framingham.edu), Director of Mentoring, with any questions you may have.

CELTSS Faculty Mentoring – Sponsorship Panel

March 9, 2023

The panel is designed for mid-career and late-career faculty/librarians to think about how to find Sponsors who will leverage their networks to help them excel and/or advance. View the discussion with Cara Pina, Assistant Professor of Biology and CELTSS Mentoring Director, along with panel members Sandra Rahman (Marketing), Sarah Pilkenton (Chemistry and Food Science), Robert Donohue (Psychology), Lisa Eck (English), and James Cressey (Education). Click on the title above to watch the recording. A helpful article mentioned several times during the panel: https://hbr.org/2021/06/dont-just-mentor-women-and-people-of-color-sponsor-them

Sixth Annual Advising is Teaching and Mentoring Workshop

February 5, 2022

The Sixth Annual Advising is Teaching and Mentoring Workshop, cosponsored by the AAAG and CELTSS, took place on Saturday, February 5, from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Zoom. This year's focus was on culturally sustaining advising, with participation from Dr. LaDonna Bridges and Mr. Ben Trapanick, student representatives. and faculty and staff from across the University. Click on the title above to watch the recording.

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 seminars/workshops relevant to your professional goals throughout the year 
  • Contribute to seminar topic ideas 
  • Provide evaluation of the program 

Our Director of Mentoring for 2022-2023 is Cara Pina, Assistant Professor of Biology.