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Create informal opportunities for the one-on-one exchange of teaching and learning experiences in a non-threatening environment.

These processes are part of formative development; therefore, submission of reports is not required.

A mentee may, if s/he so desires, solicit a letter of reference from his/her mentor.

New faculty may be assigned a mentor for up to three years.

New Faculty Mentoring
The faculty mentor will make sure that the new faculty person is physically accommodated in his or her situation. In addition, the mentor will be available to assist with the construction and submission of syllabi, class schedules, office schedule, etc., plus any other items of physical orientation to campus.

The mentor should assist with social orientation, making sure that the mentee is made aware of the faculty meeting schedule, where to be, who to know, introductions at faculty meeting, making formal and other informal introductions as appropriate, establishing networks, and in general making sure the new person feels “at home” in terms of social relationships on campus who are the people new faculty need to know, and where are the offices and persons who will help facilitate “enculturation” into the McPherson College setting.

The mentor may visit three classes taught by the mentee, helping this person to become attuned to the McPherson College atmosphere and students. These visits are for the benefit of the new faculty person and will not be a part of the faculty evaluation process.

The mentor will orient and advise the new faculty member regarding the faculty evaluation process. He or she will be available for consultation with the mentee through the evaluation cycle.