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Discussions On Mentoring From A New Faculty’s Member Perspective

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

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June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008



Conference Session

Mentoring & Development:Creating Successful NEEs

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New Engineering Educators

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13.442.1 - 13.442.2



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Micah Hale University of Arkansas

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Seamus Freyne Manhattan College

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Stephan Durham University of Colorado at Denver

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Discussions on Mentoring from a New Faculty’s Member Perspective


Webster’s Dictionary defines a mentor as a “trusted counselor or guide”. Many new faculty members have dreams of the ideal faculty position where he/she can work closely with a senior faculty member. Many of us hope that this senior faculty member or mentor will impart some of their wisdom (or experience) on us and assist us in those early years of an academic position. However, this dream may not be realized due to the time commitments of senior faculty or a change in employment for the senior faculty. Additionally, the responsibility of mentoring can not be placed exclusively on senior faculty, new faculty must not be afraid to seek out guidance from senior faculty. This paper is addressed to both, the senior faculty and new faculty. To the senior faculty, the paper provides several suggestions on mentoring new faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service. These suggestions range from the easy, such as taking the new faculty to lunch to the more time intensive things such as proposal writing. To the new faculty member, the paper provides guidance on seeking out help from senior faculty and surviving the early years without mentoring.

Hale, M., & Freyne, S., & Durham, S. (2008, June), Discussions On Mentoring From A New Faculty’s Member Perspective Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--4287

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