Faculty Mentoring Program
The purpose of this program is to provide an objective advisory relationship for faculty that will complement the existing academic structure. The mentor/advisee relationship can focus upon “big picture” issues such as the adoption of academic values, managing an academic career and establishing and maintaining a productive network of colleagues. Other potential areas for exploration include:
- Committees and organizations that will help in career development
- Which academic opportunities to pursue (collaborations, writing and speaking opportunities, career-enhancing committee and service choices)
- Time management
- Effective networking
- Balance of personal and professional life
- Use of simultaneous multiple mentors over time for various aspects of career needs
WVU considers the nurturing and development of successful academic careers to be of utmost importance and priority.
To access the Faculty Skills Bank:
Once enrolled, users can access the new skills bank questionnaire site by going to SOLE and clicking on ‘Skills Bank’ under the ‘Courses & Sites’ section.
Mentoring/Faculty Skills Bank
I hope you will take ten minutes out of your busy schedule to complete the online faculty skills bank assessment tool.
This was developed to:
- Learn about the skills of our faculty members.
- Determine the faculty development needs in a more precise manner
- Identify mentors for specific skills. This would be different from the traditional mentoring role in that this would be short term for learning a specific skill OR it would consist of “ementoring” as faculty would help one another as learning partners.
Data on your skills and needs will be available to Faculty Development staff only. This information will be used as we develop programs that will benefit faculty.
If you agree to be a mentor for a specific skill, that information would be available to prospective mentees.
Again, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time to complete this questionnaire. We look forward to developing more programs to address your needs.
Rashida Khakoo, M.D.
Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development