Gainesville State College is committed to ensuring the success of its faculty and staff. This commitment includes the encouragement of teaching excellence, service to the college, academic achievement and professional growth. The mentor program addresses all four areas in varying degrees during a new faculty/staff member's first year.
The relationship which develops between the new faculty/staff member and the mentor serves as the primary vehicle for the mentor program. This relationship is critical for a number of reasons. Beginning a new position can be a hectic experience, and it often sets the pattern for the long-term success of a faculty/staff member. In the mentor program, the mentor facilitates the transition of the new faculty/staff member into the world of Gainesville State College. The ongoing interaction between the two people is inherently bi-directional, thereby enriching both members of the team. Although this dialogue encompasses many issues, it always focuses on student success. For faculty, the exchange of ideas about teaching techniques fosters the development of strategies that will ensure excellence in the classroom.
Through this process., both the individual and the College are enhanced. The mentor program with a senior faculty/staff member's voluntary involvement and the program's emphasis on students and the values of the College will hopefully lead to a more committed faculty/staff member who will continue to enhance the College's effectiveness.
Complete guidelines for mentoring relationships can be obtained by clicking on this website:
The following resources are available in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Office:
To access the Mentor/Mentee Brochure, Click Here.