Mentoring Program

Description and Guidelines

Mentoring Programs have been among the most popular and successful of all LFP initiatives. Mentoring Programs provide funds to nurture new and junior faculty at Network institutions and strengthen the commitment of all faculty to institutional mission. Well-constructed mentoring programs encourage new faculty as well as veteran faculty to understand and share the ethos of the school, to grow to love the questions that the institution holds dear, and to consider the importance of fundamental matters concerning the relationship between higher learning and the Christian faith. Such programs also seek to renew and deepen the commitment of the whole institution and its leaders to those central intellectual and spiritual matters.  Applications are due on September 15 of each year.

To learn more about Mentoring Programs and to submit an application, please click here.

New Mentoring Programs

At its 2014 fall meeting, the LFP National Network Board awarded funding to the following school to host Mentoring Program on its campuses for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Aquinas University: "Teaching and Research Partnerships"
Director: Kathy S. Kremer

Ongoing Mentoring Programs

At its 2013 fall meeting, the LFP National Network Board awarded funding to the following school to host Mentoring Program on its campuses for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Calvin College: "Mentoring New Faculty through Classroom Observation and Collaboration"
Director: Dean Ward

Dordt College: "Perspectives in Practice"
Director: Leah A. Zuidema

Saint Louis University: "Beyond Branding: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Corporate Models of Higher Education"
Co-Directors:Christopher Collins, S.J., and Michael Barber, S.J.

To See Recent and Past Mentoring Programs, click here.

Noteworthy News

LFP Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The LFP Office will be closed from Friday, November 20, to Monday, November 30, 2015.

Georgetown College Regional Conference

The Lilly Fellows Program is sponsoring a Regional Conference at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, on "Discerning Academic Vocation in a Contested Religious Tradition," will be held on January 28-29, 2016. For more information, visit the conference website here.

2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Nonfiction

We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Nonfiction.  Each LFP Network School can nominate one faculty member for this prize.  Nominations are due March 1, 2016. For more information, click here.

2015 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award Winner and Finalists

Click here to see the winner of and finalists for the 2015 Lilly Fellows program Book Award!

2015 Workshop for Senior Administrators

The 2015 Workshop for Senior Administrators was held on October 8-9 at Belmont University.  We will be posting talks as they are available on our website.

2015 Annual National Conference

The 25th annual National Conference was held on October 9-11, 2015, at Belmont University.  As talks become available, we will post them to our website.

November LFP Update

Check out the current _LFP_Update_ for November, 2015

Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!

National Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.