Faculty Mentoring Certificate program seeks applicants

Faculty Mentoring Certificate Accepting Cohort Applications

The FCTE and the Mentoring Center invite applicants to the second cohort for the Faculty Mentoring Certificate. This initiative is part of the US- Department of Education Strengthening Institution Grant recently awarded to Indiana State University.

The Faculty Mentoring Certificate Program is designed to bring together junior faculty from across campus to discuss and receive training in best practices in mentoring, establish faculty connections with the Mentoring Center, and strategize ways to strengthen mentoring relationships between faculty and students. Participants in the program will participate in mentoring opportunities and will also serve as identifiable point-people within their own colleges to assist other faculty members involved in mentoring activities.

This program will take place throughout the academic year, with 4 meetings planned for the Fall 2020 semester and 5 to 6 meetings planned for the Spring 2021 semester. As of now, these meetings are currently expected to take place at 3:15 on Wednesday afternoons via Zoom. There is a modest stipend for participants. This opportunity is open to instructors, lecturers, and tenure-track faculty who have been at Indiana State University for at least one academic year.

If you are interested in joining the 20/21 cohort of the Faculty Mentoring Certificate, please send a letter of interest and vita to Dr. Andrea Arrington, andrea.arrington@indstate.edu. Your letter should include a brief overview of your background in student mentoring, if any, and the reasons you are interested in pursuing this opportunity. Letters of interest are due by September 7.