Our purpose: Helping faculty succeed
The Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP) is designed to facilitate the professional development of tenure-track assistant professors. It extends Marquette's principle of cura personalis or “care for the whole person” to these junior faculty. The FMP's core project matches individual assistant professors with a senior faculty member for a confidential, interpersonally supportive relationship that is separate from performance evaluation.
The current Director of the Faculty Mentoring Program is Ed de St. Aubin, Associate Professor of Psychology. Ed.firstname.lastname@example.org (414) 288-2143
Helpful on-campus links
Helpful books and articles for mentors and mentees
- Janice Hocker Rushing. 2006. Erotic Mentoring: Women’s Transformations in the University. Left Coast Press. (The author intertwines Greek mythology with interview narratives from female academics who were largely mentored by males in the academy.)
- Christopher J. Lucas and John W. Murry, Jr. 2002. New Faculty: A practical guide for academic Beginners. Palgrave. (As the title suggests, this is a very practical, but dense, guide for all aspects of academic life.)
- Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy. 2008. The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure — Without Losing Your Soul. (Although this book targets African Americans, the advice given would be useful to all faculty of color.)
- “Balancing tenure and family—Do academic parents need a break?”
Monitor on Psychology (APA) ( Feb. 2007)
- “Mothers on the Fast Track — How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers,” by Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Eckman
- “Do Babies Matter? The Effect of Family Formation on the Lifelong Careers of Academic Men and Women,” by Mary Ann Mason and Marc Goulden, Academe (Nov.-Dec. 2002)
- “Do Babies Matter? Part II: Closing the Baby Gap,” by Mary Ann Mason and Marc Goulden, Academe (Nov.-Dec. 2004)
Helpful Web sites
Please feel free to suggest other resources to be linked on this site using our contact form or via e-mail.
MENTORS/MENTEES PROGRAM LINKS
"What I like about the program is that it indicates seriousness on the part of Marquette about ensuring that junior faculty get as much advice and input from others as possible in the most direct and most confidential manner."
~Assistant Professor, Humanities