The mission of Faculty Center Connections is to provide mutual mentoring for faculty at CSU San Marcos. Reciprocal mentoring relationships contribute to the continual growth and development of all faculty. Faculty Center Connections is intended to help new faculty learn more about CSUSM and the expectations for tenure and promotion, to provide an opportunity for faculty to share teaching techniques and challenges, and to facilitate informal research and writing discussions among colleagues.
Groups of four to five faculty members will be matched across departments and disciplines. In each mentoring "group", there will be several new and/or junior faculty paired with two senior faculty. Faculty will attend two formal "Connections" events. A kick off meeting in the fall and a year end celebration at the end of spring. During the academic year, faculty meet informally on a monthly basis.
Why? Because mentoring benefits us all!