Faculty Mentoring Communities

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The Faculty Mentoring Communities program provides new tenure-track faculty with resources to enhance learning, conduct significant research, and develop strategies to boost engagement and well-being.

These interdisciplinary mentoring groups encourage and facilitate a sense of community, relationships with colleagues across campus, and an environment to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations and ideas.

This university-wide program focuses on six themes recognized as key to faculty success:

  1. Establishing a professional identity.
  2. Creating a successful research agenda.
  3. Strengthening teaching and learning effectiveness.
  4. Approaching mentoring.
  5. Successfully navigating the academy.
  6. Developing strategies for work-life integration.

Over two semesters, participants will create concrete goals, plans, and benchmarks to guide their paths toward the three-year review that leads to achieving tenure. A team of distinguished mentors join each community as facilitators to provide resources and support to succeed.

The application to the 2022-2023 cohort is closed. Contact Faculty Affairs and Development for more information. 

Having gotten to know more of Mason since I arrived 1.5 years back, I believe the FMC provides a unique reflection of Mason’s “heart,” of what we aspire to be — to ourselves and our current and future colleagues.

~Assistant Professor, School of Business

Assistant Professor Dawn Hathaway

Assistant Professor Dawn Hathaway of the College of Education and Human Development teaches a course in Web 2.0 and Digital Video Editing at the Fairfax Campus.