Mentoring and Induction

Faculty Mentoring and Induction Process

This two-year program is designed to provide a welcoming climate at Hawkeye by:

  • Building positive relationships through mentoring and by using faculty and administrators to facilitate learning.
  • Strengthening the likelihood of teaching success and faculty and student retention through learning, modeling, and guided practice of research-based instructional practices.

Odd-Year Cycle

For new full-time faculty members who begin in the fall semester of odd-numbered years.

During Year One you will...

  • Attend the half day new faculty orientation at the beginning of the semester.
  • Be assigned a faculty mentor.
  • Attend learning opportunities on the second and fourth Mondays of each month 3:00-4:30pm.
    • Fall Semester: History & Philosophy of the Community College taught by Dr. Linda Allen
    • Spring Semester: Effective teaching for Learning Practices taught by DJ Corson and various faculty practitioners

Year Two will continue with the same mentor and the learning opportunities provided in the even-year cycle.

Even-Year Cycle

For new full-time faculty members who begin in the fall semester of even-numbered years.

During Year One you will...

  • Attend the half day new faculty orientation at the beginning of the semester.
  • Be assigned a faculty mentor.
  • Attend learning opportunities on the second and fourth Mondays of each month 3:00-5:00pm.
    • Fall Semester: Linking Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum taught by DJ Corson
    • Spring Semester: Evidencing Student Learning taught by DJ Corson and various faculty practitioners

Year Two will continue with the same mentor and the learning opportunities provided in the odd-year cycle.

Mentoring

Mentors are assigned by the Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services and come from outside the mentee’s department. They are trained in instructional coaching and support new faculty.

Year One Focus

  • Assist their mentee in the development of a teaching philosophy.
  • Support their mentee in planning instruction.
  • Guide their mentee, through use of reflective questioning, to identify their strengths and areas for improvement in teaching.

At the end of year one, the mentee will have a written teaching philosophy.

Year Two Focus

  • Coach the mentee’s instructional practice to be aligned with their teaching philosophy.
  • Supporting the mentee in understanding Hawkeye’s Quality Faculty Plan.
  • Guide the mentee as they create a teaching portfolio.

At the end of year two, the mentee will have a written teaching portfolio.

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