ERIC Number: ED330410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Helping Faculty: A Guide to Mentoring. Third Edition.
Hosey, Pat; And Others
In 1978, a mentor committee was established at Sinclair Community College (SCC) in Ohio to develop and implement a system to provide part-time faculty with mentors and to assist with their development in becoming qualified and highly effective part-time instructors. In addition, the committee established general policies relating to the employment, orientation, evaluation, and development of part-time faculty at SCC. The purposes of the mentor program were to provide instructional support for new part-time faculty; to improve coordination of instruction between full- and part-time faculty; to improve evaluation of part-time faculty; to strengthen the professional relationship between full- and part-time faculty; to improve retention of part-timers; and to provide full-time faculty with an opportunity to develop administrative and instructional support skills. This guidebook describes the mentoring program and provides documentation and resources for use in the program. This guidebook includes the following topics: mentor selection guidelines; remuneration for mentoring; effective mentoring techniques; classroom observation tips; mentoree evaluation; and the continuing education services for part-time faculty. Documentation provided in the guidebook include a faculty mentor job description, a mentor report form, sample notification letters for mentors and mentorees, a mentor activity checklist, a mentor observation form, and surveys for mentors and mentorees to evaluate the program. Sample course and instructor evaluation forms for use by students are appended. (JMC)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Classroom Observation Techniques, College Faculty, Collegiality, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Handbooks, Instructional Improvement, Mentors, Part Time Faculty, Professional Development, Teacher Employment, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Supervision, Two Year Colleges
Vice President of Instruction, Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.
Note: Prepared under the auspices of the Part-Time Faculty/Mentor Committee of Academic Council.