We hope and expect that new faculty at Carleton will find a rich array of resources and people in their departments available to help them during their first year. The Faculty Mentoring Program organized by the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching is not meant to be a substitute for mentoring relationships that develop naturally within, or even outside of, a faculty member’s department.
The purpose of the Mentoring Program is twofold:
- To help new faculty make their transition to the wider life of the Carleton community
- To provide seasoned ears and voices for new faculty as they address the challenges and experience the rewards of teaching at the College.
The program ensures that every new faculty member has the opportunity to have a confidential working relationship with an experienced colleague who stands outside of any evaluative structure of the College. Every new faculty member is paired with someone who has been at the College for several years. For visiting faculty, the mentor is the Director of the Learning and Teaching Center. For tenure track faculty and postdoctoral fellows, a mentor will be assigned; this relationship continues through the fall term of the third year.