Administrative Faculty Mentoring Group
The Administrative Faculty Mentoring Group provides peer-group mentoring to administrative faculty. The program specifically addresses topics that span the full administrative faculty experience, including career transitions, organizational dynamics, and university policies and procedures.
Target Audience: administrative faculty
Lindsay J. Russell, Online Program Manager, Lee Business School
Engineering Faculty Program
The purpose of the Engineering Faculty Program is to facilitate the matching of engineering faculty interested in participating in one-on-one and/or group mentoring with a faculty mentor in the College of Engineering. The program specifically addresses teaching improvement, navigating bureaucracy, grants, introductions to potential collaborators, insight into tenure and promotion expectations, and student advising issues.
Target Audience: engineering faculty
Jacimaria Batista, Professor, Environmental Engineering, P.E
First-Generation Faculty Program
First generation faculty members face many of the same challenges entering their first jobs in higher education as they did when they were first generation students pursuing their academic degrees. The Intersection serves as a connection point to help first generation faculty members acclimate to our campus. The program provides monthly gatherings that allow for faculty to meet, share ideas and information, and connect with others over a cup of coffee. These networking events have resulted in partnerships for academic programming, interdisciplinary research collaborations, and making faculty feel welcomed, valued, and part of the UNLV family.
Target Audience: first generation faculty
Harriet Barlow, Executive Director of The Intersection
Libraries Faculty Mentoring Program
The purpose of the Faculty Mentoring Committee is to facilitate the matching of library faculty interested in participating in one-on-one and/or group mentoring. Mentors will assist new faculty to become familiar with UNLV Libraries and/or will help faculty as they pursue tenure and/or promotion.
Target Audience: library faculty
Lateka Grays, Associate Professor and Hospitality Librarian
Nontenure-Track Teaching Circle
The Non-tenure track Teaching Circle welcomes full-time teaching faculty (faculty in residence and lecturers) to come together and form a platform of support. The monthly meetings focus on career mentoring, with an emphasis on teaching excellence.
Target Audience: Faculty-in-residence and lecturers
Dana Cotham, Professor in Residence, Hospitality
Joe Ervin, Assistant Professor in Residence, Academic Success Center
Part-Time Faculty Community Forum
This group focuses on the career development of part-time faculty. Discussion topics are determined by faculty participants.
Target Audience: part-time academic faculty
Daniel Ogletree, Part-time Instructor, Art
Peer Connections Program
The Peer Connections program is designed to help welcome and acclimate new administrative faculty to UNLV. The program matches the new employee to an experienced peer and encourages meaningful engagement, development of networks, and opportunities to learn about the university’s culture to support success.
Target Audience: newly hired administrative faculty (employees for 12 months or less)
DeLyle Bowen, Applications and Data Specialist
School of Nursing Faculty Mentoring Program
The purpose of the Nursing Faculty Mentoring Program is to facilitate the matching of newer nursing faculty with more senior nursing faculty for one-on-one mentoring in the School of Nursing. The program addresses the six domains of teaching, research/scholarship, service, collaboration, communication and support, and professional role.
Target Audience: nursing faculty
Susan McLennon, Professor and Associate Dean
Tenure-Track Mentoring Group
This group focuses on the career development of tenure-track faculty. Discussion topics are determined by faculty participants.
Target Audience: tenure-track academic faculty
Melissa Bowles-Terry, Director, Faculty Center
For information about local programs within your unit, contact your unit supervisor. To develop a mentoring program for your unit or campus organization, see the Guidelines for Developing a Mentoring Program.