The Mentor Program

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Program Overview

To provide professional and personal support to faculty, the Faculty Life Office sponsors mentoring programs. Peer faculty mentors fill a strictly supportive and formative role, helping their non-tenured colleagues to understand the culture and expectations of the university and to present the best possible case in pre-tenure and tenure evaluations.

First-year, full-time tenure-track and librarian faculty are assigned a social mentor for the purpose of socialization into the SPU community. Tenure-track and librarian faculty undergoing pre-tenure or third-year review are provided with a senior mentor to offer support and guidance through the review process.