Mentoring Programs

Team Mentoring for Faculty

The Team Mentoring program is designed to help faculty new to NMSU (protégés) progress professionally by getting the information you need and by establishing enduring relationships with peers and with a mentor.Team Mentoring will reduce isolation and increase connection by building a true cohort of protégés and helping you connect with some of the most supportive faculty across campus.

The program supports up to 10 protégés who volunteer to participate. In the fall semester, protégés meet regularly with one of the peer mentoring teams led by criminal justice professor and Teaching Academy director, Tara Gray. Protégés will also read a book, Advice for New Faculty Members, by Robert Boice. Protégés will also treat three senior faculty that you choose with help from Tara to lunch (reimbursed by the Teaching Academy).

By spring, each protégé will invite one faculty member to serve as a mentor. During the spring, this mentoring relationship will include discussions over five lunches after exchanges of syllabi, classroom visits, research papers, research agendas, and CVs or annual performance evaluations.

The successful participant will earn 25 hours of participation credit and a sustaining membership in the Teaching Academy.

• What participants say about Team Mentoring for Faculty New to NMSU.

My mentor, Lisa Bond-Maupin, was the best in the west, the southwest and beyond. She was engaging, reflective, and intuitive. Her questions to me, over our lunches, were sensitive, probing and they made me think–for hours and days after we met. We shared syllabi and vitaes, and she came to a class of mine and observed my students and my style. Her class visit provoked some great discussion between us. She was extremely valuable to me as I explored my college, other colleges, and the university as a whole, while coming to better understand the tenure process. She aided me in creating a more global form of thinking about NMSU, academia in general, and how there can be a powerful and effective blending of the university and community. It was a wonderful partnership that evolved into a friendship.

Sue Forster–Cox, Associate Professor, Health Science

 

The Team Mentoring program has been extremely helpful to me. It has provided a structure within which I can work toward improving my research, teaching and service to the University. It also really forced me to think through who would be a good mentor, and to interview potential mentors, instead of simply taking it for granted. Although I initially did not really think that I would benefit much from a classroom visitation, I got a lot of valuable information about my teaching from my mentor, who facilitated a mini-feedback session in my class with my students. Likewise, I visited hers and found out some useful things about how to approach my own classes. Also, we are sharing our research and providing feedback. H aving someone outside of your field to critique your writing is very instructive. My mentor, having recently gone through the tenure process, will be helping me to shape my dossier. I congratulate the staff of the Teaching Academy for implementing Team Mentoring, and hope that it continues to become a natural part of faculty development at NMSU.

Judith Y. Weisinger, Associate Professor, Management Department

One-on-One Faculty Mentoring Program

The One-on-One Faculty Mentoring Program is a peer mentoring program for faculty. The program promotes professional development by connecting faculty with others who can advise, coach and guide them, as well as help them understand the NMSU context.

The program aims to provide both mentors and mentees with the chance to feel more connected to NMSU by this person-to-person commitment and to develop a network among the larger group in the program.

Mentor Expectation Worksheet
Mentee Expectation Worksheet
Mentoring Agreement

Getting the Edge in Academe: A Ph.D. Is Not Enough

The Getting the Edge program is designed to help RISE and other doctoral students progress professionally by getting the information you need and by establishing enduring relationships with peers and with a mentor. Team Mentoring for Future Faculty will reduce isolation and increase connection by building a true cohort of protégés and helping you connect with some of the most supportive faculty across campus.

The program supports up to 20 protégés. Throughout the fall and spring semesters, protégés meet regularly with one of the cohorts led by biology professor and RISE co-PI, Graciela Unguez.

Topics to be discussed include:

• Networking
• Professional talks
• Getting published
• Getting funding
• Getting jobs/postdocs

This program is supported by NIH NIGMS Grant #R25GM061222