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Faculty Mentoring Communities

The Faculty Mentoring Communities program provides new tenure-track faculty with resources to enhance learning, conduct significant research, and develop strategies to boost engagement and well-being.

These interdisciplinary mentoring groups encourage and facilitate a sense of community, relationships with colleagues across campus, and an environment to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations and ideas.

This university-wide program focuses on six themes recognized as key to faculty success:

  1. Establishing a professional identity.
  2. Creating a successful research agenda.
  3. Strengthening teaching and learning effectiveness.
  4. Approaching mentoring.
  5. Successfully navigating the academy.
  6. Developing strategies for work-life integration.

Over three semesters, participants will create concrete goals, plans, and benchmarks to guide their paths toward the three-year review that leads to achieving tenure. Two distinguished mentoring fellows join each community as facilitators to provide resources and support to succeed.

Contact Faculty Affairs and Development for more information. 

Having gotten to know more of Mason since I arrived 1.5 years back, I believe the FMC provides a unique reflection of Mason’s “heart,” of what we aspire to be — to ourselves and our current and future colleagues.

Assistant Professor, School of Business

Teacher consults with student in George Mason classroom

Assistant Professor Dawn Hathaway of the College of Education and Human Development teaches a course in Web 2.0 and Digital Video Editing at the Fairfax Campus.

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