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ERIC Number: ED415755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-1
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Senior Mentoring Service at Temple: A Three-Year FIPSE Grant.
Rackin, Donald
This 39-month project at Temple University (Pennsylvania) provided mentoring services by retired senior professors to untenured, full-time junior faculty. The program has involved a total of 58 junior faculty from 20 disciplines and 15 retired professors from 10 disciplines. Mentors received a stipend of $500 per protege per semester. The mentors met regularly with their proteges for confidential discussions of any aspect of teaching and professional development. The program was based on three elements: all mentors were retired (thus would play no role in future decisions regarding contract renewal, tenure, or promotion), all transactions between mentoring pairs were confidential, and all participants were volunteers. Among activities pursued by the mentoring pairs were mentors' observations of proteges in actual classroom situations; mentors' review of course syllabi, experiment designs, and examinations; and mentors' advice on grading, professional networking, and research/publication. Evaluation indicated that program participants, both mentors and proteges, found the program effective and enjoyable. A booklet and brochure about the program are appended. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.