Conversazioni: Faculty Mentoring in the Arts
Greek mythology narrates that the call to arms during the Trojan War saw Odysseus leaving his son in the guardianship of a trusted friend, Mentor. Since then, the term “mentor” has generally been defined to imply teacher, adviser, guide, counsellor, role model, sponsor, advocate and champion (Garvey, Stokes & Megginson, 2009).
From earlier conversations with new faculty, we have noted their desire for mentors to jump-start teaching and learning at NAFA. Some colleagues appreciated senior staff who went an extra mile to share their experiences and guide them in their first weeks. This guidance is especially cherished by new academic colleagues who do not have much teaching experience.
You are warmly invited to join us in a dialogue to foster closer collegiate cultures through formal and informal mentoring opportunities.
*This session is for NAFA staff only