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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 9, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Mentoring Program for New Faculty

"Just knowing that someone is available to answer questions or offer advice lends a stress-reducing effect to the overall experience of being new to Laurier" - Mentee "

"It's an important and valuable program, particularly for those whose graduate training didn't include any socialization to being an academic."
- Mentor

Mentor - a trusted counselor or guide.
(Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1986.)

Recognizing that many new faculty often have questions and uncertainties when transitioning to a new environment, faculty may self-select to participate in the University's New Faculty Mentoring Program. Both full-time faculty members and part-time contract academic staff may request a mentor in support of the following areas:
  • teaching-instructional
  • research-scholarship
  • and/or a social-cultural

Requests may be submitted online via the electronic registration form (see below). Educational Development plays a co-ordinating role in pairing applicants with experienced faculty who can advise them on teaching and research matters.

Resources to facilitate the mentor/mentee process are provided below. If you are interested in taking part in the New Faculty Mentoring Program, please complete the online registration form. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or have comments or questions please contact the Educational Development Assistant at extension 3507 or

New Faculty Mentoring Program Request Form

Related Information Title Type
2010 Mentoring Program - Mentee Resources Document
2010 Mentoring Program - Mentor Resources Document
2010 Mentoring Program Brochure Document