The PCC Faculty Peer Mentoring Program matches faculty members (mentees) with experienced faculty peers (mentors), and provides a structure for sustaining that mentoring relationship.
The focus of the mentorship is flexible and can encompass any or all of these elements*:
- Orientation to the faculty role at PCC
- Socialization to the PCC faculty community
- Development of teaching, research and service skills
- Leadership development
- Work/life balance
*Based on concepts from: Nick, Jan M., et al. “Best Practices in Academic Mentoring: A Model for Excellence.” Nursing Research and Practice, vol. 2012, 2012, pp. 1-9. PubMed, doi: 10.1155/2012/937906.
Whether you’ve been at PCC for two or twenty years, your knowledge about teaching and the college faculty experience can be of great value to your peers – and it is something that you can share with your peers across divisions and disciplines! The Faculty Peer Mentoring Program exists to provide a supportive, structured environment for ongoing peer mentoring relationships between faculty members at PCC.
Building on the success of the New Faculty Orientation Program, the Faculty Peer Mentoring Program is available to any interested faculty member, full-time or adjunct, regardless of how long you have been at PCC. The Program aims to help you to establish ties with an experienced peer who can help deepen your ties to the PCC community and develop your pedagogical and leadership skills. The program is designed to be flexible, matching you to a peer mentor according to your needs.