Mentors are senior faculty who work with junior faculty to facilitate professional and personal growth by sharing information and insights, providing encouragement, and opening doors.
Below are some resources available for download.
- Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring
Explore the practical details of developing and benefiting from a mentor-mentee relationship.
- Mentoring New Faculty School of Medicine
Mentors meet with the new faculty individually, several times a year, and serve as advisors for how/when to identify grant opportunities, provide feedback on research plans, read drafts of papers or grants, and more.
- Faculty Mentoring Protocol School of Dental Medicine
Mentors provide guidance in research and scholarship development, but mentees are ultimately responsible for their performance.
CWRU promotes and recognizes good mentoring practices. CWRU's Graduate Student Senate (GSS) offers a resource page about mentoring relationships. They have also created a Mentoring Guidebook for Faculty and a Mentee Guidebook for Students.
There is also a checklist for self-evaluation of the kinds of skills that mentors need to have.
Building a network of mentoring relationships is beneficial for faculty and graduate students alike, and this workbook describes how to create those relationships.
Mentor Fellows Program
Mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty are meant to foster the creation of new knowledge at a research university. To advance the goal of promoting and recognizing good mentoring practices, faculty are invited to apply to participate in the eleventh Mentor Fellows program. This series of seminars is designed to engage faculty to reflect and improve on their own mentoring practices and engage in thoughtful discussions with other faculty from across the university on how to improve the quality of mentoring.
The program has had more than 86 faculty participate so far. The structure of the program is a semester-long, seminar-type course in which faculty read and discuss the research literature on mentoring, and learn how to apply those lessons in their own mentoring relationships. Readings and assignments take about 2 hours per week.
2019 meetings will occur each week on Wednesdays from 12:45-2:00p.m. in the Cleveland Room of Thwing Center, beginning on August 28 and ending on December 4. Lunch will be provided at each session. There will be no session on November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28.
Enrollment in the program implies a commitment by the faculty member to attend and participate in all 14 weekly sessions, submit weekly journals, participate in program evaluations, and complete other assignments as may be required.
Since attendance and participation is so crucial to the success of the program, please check your calendars to make sure that you can attend ALL the sessions. While we understand that unanticipated professional and personal commitments may cause you to miss a session (or even perhaps two in very extreme situations), missing more than two will result in automatic withdrawal from the program.
Those who complete the program receive a $2,500 grant for academic purposes to be used during the next calendar year.
The deadline for applications for the 2020 cohort is Friday, May 1, 2020. Applications should consist of:
- One-page bio-sketch containing contact information as well as education and employment history.
- One-page cover letter including:
number of masters/doctoral students mentored by you as principal dissertation supervisor,
other people mentored and in what capacity,
experience with mentoring,
what mentoring issues are of concern to you, and
reasons for wanting to participate in the program.
These documents should be submitted in electronic (pdf format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(* indicates that the faculty member has since retired or left the university.)
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|Sociology||Brian Gran||Fall 2011|
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