Call for New Faculty Mentors for Fall 2017

The Faculty Center invites you to consider serving as a mentor for a new faculty hired for the coming fall.  Mentors make a difference in the quality of experience for new faculty and your professional service as a mentor is valued at SUNY Oneonta. Faculty selected to mentor for the coming academic year will receive a $200.00 professional development credit for both their service as a mentor and for attending the mentor preparation meeting.  This two hour training will be held in early August.  Mentors will be invited to Orientation for new faculty the week prior to the start of classes to meet their mentee in person.  There will also be a brief check in meeting for mentors at the end of the fall semester.  In addition to the credit, mentors will receive a gift card of $25 for either Starbucks or Seasons.  This card is for you to take your mentee out for coffee throughout the semester.  Mentors must be employed as full-time, tenured or tenure track faculty (with at least two contract renewal cycles completed) and be willing to serve for the entire academic year.  It is expected that the mentors will engage in informal meetings on or off campus with the mentee at least three times each semester and will provide on-going communication as needed through either email or phone.  If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out the mentor application found online at