Southern is committed to innovative teaching strategies and to scholarship and creative activity that produces knowledge, refreshes faculty expertise, and amplifies teaching effectiveness. In keeping with that mission, the Faculty Mentoring Circle aims to foster the professional development of all faculty through the guidance, encouragement and support of colleagues of all levels and from all disciplines and schools across the University so they may be successful and productive members of the community.
The Faculty Mentoring Circle meets formally six times over the course of the academic year (three gatherings a semester) on campus. Each on-campus gathering will feature discussions facilitated by faculty who are informative on themes generated by Circle members. Circle members are also encouraged to be in contact outside of on-campus meetings.
Spring 2020 sessions will include discussions focused on advising 21st century students (February 5), working with students with autism spectrum disorders and mentoring neurodiverse faculty (March 11), and using Narrative 4 story exchange (April date TBA).
Please e-mail Jennifer Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in joining the Faculty Mentoring Circle.