Departmental Mentoring: Benefits, Challenges and Best Practices

Formal peer mentoring is fast becoming an integral part of departmental culture across academia due to evidence that it contributes to career satisfaction and fosters a sense of faculty empowerment. At the same time, JMU is generally a welcoming place and much departmental mentoring happens informally. In this session, a panel of JMU unit heads and departmental mentors will invite participants to discuss current models of departmental mentoring in practice, success stories, challenges, as well as validated best practices for best outcomes.

Participants will make progress towards:

  • Exploring the pros and cons of different models of departmental mentoring, and
  • Envisioning a model for mentoring in their home departments.


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