Mentoring in the Academy, March 9, 2010

    Mentoring in the Academy: Harvard’s Commitment to Establishing and Sustaining Developmental Networks Among Faculty

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010
     

    In the wake of the recent implementation of new and more comprehensive faculty mentoring initiatives across Harvard, this event acknowledged and honored the work of faculty who have served as master mentors and provided a forum for discussion among faculty across the university to respond to the opportunities and challenges of developing a more inclusive community of scholars. Faculty participants had an opportunity to hear more about Harvard’s commitment to this endeavor and engaged in small group discussions with master mentors within their disciplines (humanities, social sciences, sciences) to discuss innovative approaches for establishing and sustaining developmental networks for faculty.


    8:30-9:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

    Welcome from Provost and Deans

    Perspective from the Leadership: Harvard’s Commitment to Supporting Faculty Developmental Networks

    (Large Group Session)

    9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Innovative Practices and Development of Resources for Establishing and Sustaining Developmental Networks

    (Small Group Discipline-Specific Discussions Facilitated by “Master” Mentors in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences)

    10:00-11:30 a.m.

    How It Really Happens: Creating Developmental Networks for Junior Faculty

    (Performance by the Bok Center Players and Interactive Facilitated Large Group Discussion)