There are two  opportunities to submit your mentoring proposal:
December 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017

The Executive Vice President and Provost and the deans of each college provide funds to support a mentoring program for newly appointed assistant professors, assistant clinical professors, and assistant professors of practice. Faculty members may each receive up to $1,500 designated for a project that engages at least one mentor, over time, to advance their academic career. The project should represent a career development opportunity that may not otherwise be possible without this funding. The intent is for the mentoring project to be one aspect of a comprehensive mentoring program that is sustained across the pre-tenure years. The mentoring project is designed by the new faculty member during the first year in residence and reviewed and approved by the department head prior to submission to the Office of the Provost.

2016-17 Mentoring Proposal Workshops

Workshops are offered in the fall and spring semesters.All sessions will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech.  Access to the workshops from a location other than Blacksburg can be arranged. Please indicate your needs when registering. Session registration is available at:
https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2sEy7v6gcHiLKeh

  • November 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
  • November 4, 2016, 3:00 pm
  • February 9, 2017, 3:00 pm
  • February 10, 2017, 1:00 pm
  • February 10, 2017, 3:00 pm

Workshop participants wil receive valuable information regarding preparation of their mentoring proposals, will hear from previous recipients and department heads about the value of mentoring, and will share ideas for mentoring activities. Eligible faculty are welcome to attend any of the workshops.  

Reporting

During the second year in residence, faculty members who received the mentoring project funding will be asked to submit a brief report on the success of the mentoring project to the Provost’s Office. In addition, the faculty member may be asked to participate in a workshop or an evaluation activity to improve the program. The intent is for the mentoring project to be one aspect of a comprehensive mentoring program that is sustained across the pre-tenure years.

Please submit your mentoring project form by email to facultymentoring@vt.edu. The mentoring project form is located on the right side bar.

Questions

Ellen Plummer 
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration 
eplummer@vt.edu 

Rachel Gabriele
Assistant Provost for Faculty Initiatives & Policies
rachelvg@vt.edu