Faculty Mentoring Program
West Chester University
Office: 210C Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-1059
Email: FMP Committee Chair
The mission of the Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP) is to enhance lifelong professional development in teaching, scholarship, and service. The mentoring relationships will support collegiality, effective communication, self-evaluation, and cultural competence, all of which enhance a stimulating and supportive university environment.
Look for the "call" for mentors and mentees in early fall semester. Look at mentor profiles (posted on D2L), choose a mentor and convey choice to FMP Coordinator.
Attend a one-time orientation in mid fall semester. Establish a regular meeting schedule for fall AND spring semesters.
The FMP is open to all full-time Academic and Administrative faculty as defined by the most recent CBA. Faculty in all the university colleges and organizations (Arts and Science, Business and Public Affairs, Education, Health Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, and Non-Classroom Faculty) are eligible to participate as mentees and to serve as mentors. A Call for Mentees and Mentors will be issued early in the fall semester of the academic year. Prospective Mentees can examine mentor profiles posted on D2L, choose a mentor, and convey their choice to the FMP Coordinator. The program includes a one-time orientation session in the fall term and regular monthly meetings of mentoring pairs throughout the rest of the academic year.
The Faculty Mentoring Program is administered by a committee of up to twelve members nominated by their respective constituencies to serve three-year terms, with one-third of the members to be elected each year. Elections for each member will be university wide and will take place in April. The Faculty Mentoring Program committee will consist of up to 12 faculty members distributed in the following manner:
New members take office on July 1. The committee selects a Coordinator and a Chair from among elected members. Members of the FMP committee may also serve as mentors.
The Mentoring Coordinator facilitates the training and pairing of senior faculty mentors with junior faculty. The Mentoring Coordinator has four main responsibilities:
The duties of the chairperson will include but not be limited to: