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ERIC Number: ED441372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Faculty Mentoring Program: Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Faculty Development Center.
Becker, Elaine; Schaffner, Johanna
This paper describes the structured faculty mentoring program at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute (Pennsylvania), which is designed to provide a system of support for new faculty, who encounter many stressful situations on a daily basis, and provide guidance and encouragement. One of the primary goals of the program is to improve the quality of instruction, with the ultimate goal of benefiting students and the institution. Some of the possible benefits of the program include increased student retention and graduation rates, higher levels of faculty satisfaction, and lower rates of faculty attrition. In addition to the brief introductory material, the paper includes information on applying for a faculty mentor position, and explains the institution's teaching philosophy; faculty mentor responsibilities (including teaching responsibilities, working with mentees, and completing activity reports); desired faculty mentor traits; eligibility; request process; and salary range. The application form asks the applicant to respond to questions on why he or she wants to be a mentor, on teaching and classroom observation experiences, on personal characteristics, and on professional development. The final portion of the document is a syllabus for the faculty mentor development program. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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