Faculty Mentoring Program

Building and sustaining a mentoring culture on a higher education campus has been shown to play a critical role in faculty retention and success. The Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP), established in 2008, is open to all part-time and full-time academic and administrative faculty, as defined by the most recent CBA. The FMP offers three targeted programs to support faculty at every career stage: new full-time tenure-track faculty, faculty desiring to seek promotion, and adjunct faculty.

Program Mission

The West Chester University Faculty Mentoring Committee (FMC) fosters mentoring partnerships among faculty to enhance lifelong professional learning in teaching, scholarship, and service. 


  1. Create a self-sustaining program whereby faculty who have engaged in successful partnerships as mentees, in turn, become mentors.  
  2. To recruit faculty to the Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP).  
  3. To support faculty members at all ranks who are in a mentoring partnership from outside of their department. 
  4. To enhance mentoring partnerships by providing enrichment/professional learning activities throughout the academic year.  

Faculty Mentoring Committee

Faculty Associate:

Janneken Smucker


Committee Co-Chairs:

Michelle Kensey


Michelle Blake


Committee Members: Patricia Davidson, Karen Dickinson, Kim Doan, Alison Gardiner-Shires, Thomas Haughey, Megan Heckert, Lauri Hyers, Anne Larrivee, Vipanchi Mishra, Innhwa (Anna) Park, Merry Perry, John Pisciotta, Tina Selvaggi, Ralph Sorrentino, Linda Stevenson, Regina (Jeanie) Subach

Dr. Jeffery Osgood, Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, shares his perspectives on mentoring.

Supporting New Faculty Video
Supporting New Faculty
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Mentoring Experiences
Effectively Mentoring to Promote Leadership Video
Effectively Mentoring to Promote Leadership
Video: How do we create a mentoring culture?
How Do We Create a Mentoring Culture?
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