The Office of the Dean of Faculty supports the mentoring of junior faculty through a diverse set of initiatives. Our approach is based on the idea that mentoring is best accomplished using a multi-situated approach to faculty development. For this reason, the College seeks to develop a number of different places for faculty to find mentoring opportunities from a collection of current colleagues.
New tenure-track faculty can elect to join in a faculty seminar on life at the College. This seminar and other faculty development initiatives are coordinated by Becky Packard, Associate Dean of Faculty, in conjunction with the Weissman Center for Leadership. All faculty are also encouraged to consult with any of the Associate Deans of Faculty regarding concerns about employment at the College. These conversations are intended as a starting point from which the Associate Dean and the faculty member can develop a network of mentors from among the college faculty.