The Center offers an informal mentoring program for new full-time SLU faculty through its Mentoring Committee. This program is designed to pair new faculty with existing SLU faculty outside of their department, who can provide guidance and perspective on a wide range of topics (including navigating all aspects of academe important to attaining tenure and promotion: teaching, research, and service). The mentoring relationship can take many different forms, from frequent, regular meetings to more virtual mentoring by email, etc. We intentionally leave open and flexible the structure and nature of the relationship, because we want participants to determine the goals and nature of interaction that works best for them. New full-time SLU faculty who wish to be paired with a mentor may request to do so by contacting the Center at (314) 977-3944 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mentoring Committee also hosts two regular events each year. In the fall semester, it hosts a roundtable conversation about teaching SLU students; topics may include what the "typical" SLU student is like and what it means to teach in the context of our Jesuit mission. In the spring term, the Mentoring Committee facilitates a discussion about navigating the tenure and promotion process at the University, inviting in recently-tenured faculty who can share their own experiences and advice.