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CETTL’s New Faculty Mentoring Program
Since 2012, CETTL has sponsored a cross-campus mentoring program for all new faculty. The goals of the CETTL mentoring program are to:
- foster one-on-one cross-campus interactions to introduce new faculty to the culture of the University of Central Oklahoma;
- encourage new faculty to discuss transformative learning and teaching experiences with a mentor; and
- support new faculty in their faculty development at any level.
The CETTL mentoring program is not intended to supplant any departmental or college mentoring programs, but rather to enhance the new faculty member's introduction to the culture of the University of Central Oklahoma and its transformative learning focus.
Because the program matches mentees with out-of-college mentors, this initiative also helps build cross-campus collegiality, immediately widening new faculty connections with other UCO teacher-scholars.
Several events are planned for the mentors and mentees in 2013-14. All new faculty participated in the New Faculty Orientation held in August. Lunches for the mentors and mentees are scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, Monday, November 11, Tuesday, February 11, and Wednesday, April 9.
Mentors are selected from the full-time faculty, including deans and chairs. Some new faculty mentor-mentee pairs from 2012-13 have agreed to serve as mentoring triads in 2013-14. If you would like to serve as a CETTL mentor in the future, please contact Cheryl B. Frech,firstname.lastname@example.org, who serves as Mentoring Coordinator.Pictures from the Spring 2013 Mentor/Mentee Lunch.