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Faculty Mentoring Program

The mentoring program in the College of Education and Human Services is designed to promote the development of productive academic careers of new tenure-track faculty. The Dean of the college will match new tenure-track faculty members who choose to participate in the program with an Associate Professor or Professor to serve as a mentor. The program is entirely voluntary for both the mentor and the protégé.

Role of the Mentor

Mentors guide and facilitate the academic career of a new or junior level faculty member. Mentoring activities may include:

  • Assisting the protégé in getting acquainted with SIU and COEHS policies and procedures
  • Supporting the protégé’s professional development activities
  • Helping the protégé assimilate into the profession at the national level
  • Advising the protégé on the promotion and tenure process
  • Collaborating on research, where appropriate
  • Assisting with locating resources to help with on campus or on-line course developmentProviding feedback on grant proposals, manuscripts, and conference presentations

Additional COEHS Mentoring Activities

  • New faculty orientation in fall
  • Orientation to the mentoring program for all participants
  • Development of mentor/protégé relationships
  • In-service training on applying for grants, publishing in refereed journals, and excellence in teaching

To Become a Mentor or Protégé

Complete the attached form and send to Dean’s Office, College of Education and Human Services, Mailcode 4624. For more information call 618/453-2415.