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Mentor Program

Our Mentor Program matches experienced colleagues who work with new faculty during their first year at the college, offering them opportunities to discuss professional and personal concerns.

One of the college’s greatest assets is the talented people we recruit to the faculty. Helping them to develop professionally in teaching, scholarship, advising, and service is one of the most important functions of the Office of Faculty Development. Effective mentoring of new faculty reaps concrete benefits for the person being mentored, the mentor, and the institution. This explains in part why Faculty Development focuses so intentionally on the Mentor Program.
We offer a mentor training session in late September to help clarify expectations for mentors and discuss best practices in mentoring. Successful mentor-mentee pairs from the past share their experiences and new mentors brainstorm with experienced mentors about mentoring strategies. We are able to offer resources to mentors in order to facilitate their interaction with their new colleagues, including a copy of Brad Johnson’s useful publication, On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty.

Furthermore, the Office of Faculty Development provides funding to facilitate interaction between mentor pairs. The director piloted a presentation on and discussion about effective mentoring at the New Faculty Orientation program. This session was well received by new faculty and has been permanently added to the schedule.


Faculty Development

Phone: (920) 403-3860
Fax: (920) 403-4086

St. Norbert College • 100 Grant Street • De Pere, WI 54115-2099 • 920-337-3181