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On Defining the Role of Mentors and Mentees

On Defining the Role of Mentors and Mentees

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin Formal mentoring involves a one-on-one mentor-mentee relationship based on assignment to the relationship. Formal mentoring relationships are also [...]

On the Real Value of Formal Faculty Mentoring Programs: Research Results — Cutting through the Hype and Hyperbole

On the Real Value of Formal Faculty Mentoring Programs: Research Results — Cutting through the Hype and Hyperbole

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. – Unknown   Formal mentoring programs have been associated with a number of positive outcomes such as: friendship, [...]

I’ve been at FIT for years, I don’t need a mentor – do I?

I’ve been at FIT for years, I don’t need a mentor – do I?

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving… and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley   Even if you have been on the FIT faculty for some time, and [...]

Siggy’s Success Story

Siggy’s Success Story

At my previous institution, I was lucky enough to have access to a Psychology Department mentoring program during my pre-tenure years. I would describe the arrangement as semi-formal. My Chair and Dean asked me about my [...]

Partnership to Success: Mentoring & the New COPLA Faculty

Partnership to Success: Mentoring & the New COPLA Faculty

If you are a typical new (or sort of new) faculty member, you may have some combination of the following needs: 1. Professional Development How to manage time, resolve conflicts, administer projects, teach efficiently and well, [...]

INTRODUCING Partnership to Success: COPLA Faculty Mentoring Program

INTRODUCING Partnership to Success: COPLA Faculty Mentoring Program

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. – John Crosby I am pleased to announce the imminent launch of a new program designed specifically for COPLA [...]