203: The Internet Can’t Be Your Mentor: Re-Prioritizing Faculty Mentoring at AU

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    Presenters: Monica Jackson (Deputy Provost and Dean of Faculty), Meg Bentley (Director, STEM Partnerships and Innovation CAS) Priya Doshi (Associate Dean of Faculty and Inclusive Excellence), Shirin Sabetghadam (Professorial Lecturer, SPA) & Darrion Sprueill (Sr. Project Manager, ADVANCE AU)

    Time: 11:55 AM – 12:45 PM

    Session Description

    In this session leaders, advisors, and participants of National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE AU’s inaugural STEM faculty peer-mentorship program will discuss the rationale and methods behind employing peers, university leaders, and experienced faculty leaders to enhance faculty mentoring at AU. This panel discussion will engage participants in an active conversation on the importance of human connection and nurturing in an increasingly internet-reliant academic environment. An emphasis will be placed on distinguishing between faculty development achieved through online coaching resources like National Faculty Center for Diversity and Development (NCFDD) and other online presentations, institution-specific peer-to-peer mentoring, and mentor-to-mentee coaching.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Identify effective methods of faculty mentoring for a various types of goals
    • Recognize the need for mentoring as a form of community building, uplifting achievements, and promoting retention
    • Distinguish between different forms of faculty development that are best handled online vs. with a human mentor

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