Teaching Mentoring Program

Teaching Mentoring Program 2023-24

The Teaching Mentor Program (TMP) will offer equity-minded teaching support for early career faculty, both tenure-track and non-tenure-track. This program aims to help non-tenure and tenure-track early career faculty settle into teaching at CSUDH and build a community of practice rooted in equity-minded pedagogy. Mentorship can include but is not limited to, teaching strategies for different classroom modalities, classroom management, how to flip your classroom, using technology in the classroom, grading strategies, asset-model teaching, etc.

Program Structure:

  • Up to 30 mentees will be mentored by expert teaching faculty
  • Mentors and mentees will attend two scheduled in-person program meetings -- one (1) in the Fall and one (1) in the Spring (time to be determined).
  • Mentees will have the opportunity to work with up to three teaching mentors throughout the fall and spring semesters.
  • Mentees will receive a classroom observation and debriefing by a teaching mentor.
  • Mentees will have the opportunity for up to three 45-minute meetings with selected teaching mentors

Teaching Mentee Responsibilities:

  • Must attend two mandatory in-person program meetings—one in Fall 2023 (Monday, October 23, from 12-2 pm) and one in Spring 2024 (to-be-determined date)
  • Participate in up to three 45-minute mentee/mentor meetings in Fall 2023/Spring 2024
  • Engage with a faculty mentor in a 30-minute classroom observations/debriefing in Spring 2024
  • Complete an end-of-program survey
  • Agree to have your name, campus contact information, and brief mentoring bio publicized on the FDC website

How Will Faculty Mentees be Selected:

The FDC Teacher Mentor program will recruit up to 30 faculty members who:

  • Are early career faculty (first five years of teaching)
  • Are interested in being mentored by expert faculty
  • Are committed to equity-minded pedagogy
  • Have the ability to work well with others

Important Information:

  • Applications are due by Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Priority will be given to faculty who have NOT previously participated in the teaching mentoring program
  • Once we receive and review your application, you will receive a follow-up email by Tuesday, October 17 regarding acceptance and next steps

Faculty who become Teaching Mentees must be able to attend the program meeting on Monday, October 23, from 12-2 pm in person at the FDC

This program is now closed for the 2023-24 cohort.