Professional Development Service

Purpose

The one-to-one component of the Mentoring Program focuses on both advanced graduate students and early career faculty (both will be referred to as early career – EC).  The aim of the Professional Development Service is to provide EC individuals with career-related assistance to improve their performance early in their academic careers. In addition, we hope that mentors will benefit from developing their mentoring skills or learning about a new topic from engagement with their mentee.

Program

View a Narrated Powerpoint Introduction to Faculty Mentoring - Part 1  &  Part 2

The program is built around the needs and interests of the EC individual, who will specify her or his goals and interests in the application. Mentors will be matched based upon these interests. The program is international, although most participants are in the continental United States, and it is unlikely mentors and mentees will be geographically close to one another. Therefore, communication will likely take place through phone, internet (Skype), and email.

As the program develops webinars and other resources may be available, in addition to special meetings at annual conventions held by the American Psychological Association or the Association of Psychological Science.

Eligibility & Interest 

Mentees

  • Have less than 7 years of psychology teaching experience and be a member of STP.  Advanced graduate students  who have substantial teaching experience may also apply.  High school teachers will also be considered if there are appropriate mentors available. 

Mentors

  • Mentors are members or Fellows of STP and have at least 8 years of psychology teaching experience.

Thank you for your interest in the STP Professional Development Mentoring Program. The purpose of the  one-to-one mentoring program is to help new teachers transition into the new role of professional educator. The program is designed to run from August through May. We are asking for a commitment of at least one contact a month. Contact could be by email, phone, or video conference. Dyads are certainly welcome to connect more often, as schedules and the need demands.  For more information, watch the PowerPoints above.

We try to match everyone who applies but that will depend on the number of applicants.  Participants must be members of STP.  Please be sure to check your membership. Belonging to the listserv, LinkedIn or Facebook does not mean STP membership.

STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

The Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Relationship


The application forms for the Mentoring Program will be available in Spring 2020. (Please be sure to confirm that you are a current member of STP before applying. You can join STP for only $25. You do not have to belong to APA. http://teachpsych.org/join/). 

To facilitate matching mentors and mentees, we ask you to complete the questionnaire on the Mentoring site at

Mentor Application: https://teachpsych.org/ApplyMentor

Mentee Application: 
https://teachpsych.org/ApplyMentee

If you prefer not to do the form online, simply download it, complete it and email it to: mentoring@teachpsych.org.

Questions, Suggestions?

Contact Dr. Diane Finley, Director for Professional Development Programs, by email at mentoring@teachpsych.org.

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