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.