Full-time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Mentoring Circles
ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development and the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) are offering Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (FTNTT) Mentoring Circles in the 2022-2023 academic year. Northeastern FTNTT Mentoring Circles are groups of faculty who meet together regularly, over the course of the academic year, to exchange experiences, challenges, and opportunities for the purpose of enhancing self-confidence, communication skills, leadership practices, and/or commitment to one’s career. Each Mentoring Circle is composed of 4-6 faculty members and facilitator(s).
The 2022-2023 Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Mentoring Circles will begin in Fall 2022. Applications for the program will open in August.
The goals of the FTNTT Mentoring Circles are to:
- Offer a group mentoring experience for FTNTT faculty
- Develop interdisciplinary networks for FTNTT across colleges
- Provide opportunities for FTNTT to interact with peers around career development strategies
- Develop mentoring experiences that increase faculty job satisfaction and create a meaningful sense of belonging
- Develop a mentoring model that can be shared with other universities
Description and Logistical Information
Applicants will need to identify and rank three circles they are interested in. ADVANCE and CATLR will review proposals, select discussion topics from those proposed, and set the meeting times. The FTNTT Mentoring Circles can be composed of junior FTNTT, mid-career, full professors, or a mixed rank group.
Faculty participants commit to:
- 2-4 hours a month
- Participation in the monthly FTNTT Mentoring Circle meetings
- Participation in the Orientation, Mid-year Check-In, Closing Celebration, and program evaluation
- Signed contract stating their commitment to participate and to keeping all information shared in the FTNTT Mentoring Circle confidential
- Full participation in the FTNTT Mentoring Circle discussions
The FTNTT Mentoring Circles program can be used as a model peer mentoring program. ADVANCE and CATLR will disseminate the FTNTT Mentoring Circle model to a wide audience within and beyond Northeastern.
The 2022-2023 application deadline is September 23, 2022.
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