Micro-mentoring is an innovative approach to mentoring that allows opportunities for individual faculty members to seek guidance from other faculty, from within or outside of their division or department, for a specific, well-defined need over a short period of time, typically one or two 1-hour long meetings. Faculty may seek mentoring on a number of professional development needs from a pool of mentors with diverse specialties and experiences to gain new, varied perspectives. Micro-mentors benefit from being able to provide guidance in an area of their mentoring specialty in a time-limited relationship, potentially supporting multiple mentees, including those within and outside of their division or department. The SMHS Micro-Mentoring Resource is intended to support faculty seeking mentoring, while complementing existing resources available at the department and division levels.
Topic Areas for Micro-Mentoring
Volunteers to serve as micro-mentors are solicited among full-time, regular faculty who have at least five (5) years of service to GW and are willing to provide short-term mentoring on their preferred area of mentoring specialty, for example:
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