The Teaching-Learning Center (TLC) revived and refreshed the New Faculty Mentor Program this year with overwhelming success. Nine seasoned full-time faculty mentored 12 new full-time faculty during the 2015-2016 academic year. Mentoring partnerships were made to encourage one-on-one communication and collaboration among diverse faculty across campus. Therefore, mentor and mentee matches often came from different departments and programs.
The mentors consisted of: Kerry Cantwell, Svetlana Yokum, Johnnie Bratton, Jason Moldoff, Marina DelVecchio, Jessica Vaughan, Scott Stauble, Sue Cheng, and Jonathan Cook. Faculty mentees who participated included the following: Adam Foster, Olga Hogrefe, Deidre Yancey, Yasmeen Haque, Dawn Roberson, Tisha Phillips, Denise Walz, Erin Popov, Eric Crump, Dawn Stanley, Justin Long, and Kris Weberg. Mentors and mentees met regularly throughout the academic year and plan to continue their mentoring partnerships informally in future years. The program wrapped up with an end-of-semester celebration in the TLC, pictured above. For additional information regarding the New Faculty Mentor Program, visit the TLC website.