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Mentor Coach Program

 
 

What is a Mentor Coach?

  • A Mentor Coach is a resident faculty member at FGCU who has been here for at least three years or who is at the rank of Associate Professor or higher. 

  • Faculty members who have successfully completed the Course Design Academy will be given preference as Mentor Coaches because of their work in best practice pedagogy. 

  • Mentor Coaches have skills in many areas but do not profess to be a “guru” about all things but rather are a “coach” who can support early career faculty members and help a new faculty member find the resources either on-campus or in the wider academic community to be a successful faculty member.

Although these mentors will be expected to primarily support the new faculty members with classroom pedagogy, they may be called upon for advice and support in other areas.  A Mentor Coach may not be from the same discipline or department as the mentee; however, the mentor will help the mentee find the advice and resources they need.

 

For application information, contact The Lucas Center.