Mutual Mentoring Projects
The following Mutual Mentoring projects were funded during the 2012/13 academic year through Mentoring Mini-Grants.
“Higher Education in a Global Context,” Andy Thangasamy (Political Science): the establishment of a mentoring group that aims to bring together visiting faculty from overseas institutions, MSU Denver faculty who have taught overseas through Fulbright or other opportunities, and any other MSU Denver faculty member, administrator or staff member who is interested in global education.
“Bringing Critical Race Theory back to Inclusive Excellence at MSU Denver,” Kathryn Young (Teacher Ed): funding for a Professional Development Course at a national education conference on education research and teaching that is designed to impact the grant awardee, MSU Denver colleagues, and faculty across the country who are interested in social justice in teacher education.
“Supporting Mentor Teachers and University Supervisors through Professional Development,” Philip Bernhardt (Teacher Ed): funding the continuing mutual-mentoring relationship between an MSU Denver faculty member and a previously-established mentor at the George Washington University. The work plan for the mentoring pair includes development of an article/book chapter, implementation of a cooperating teacher seminar at MSU Denver, and a research project focused on supporting mentor teachers.
We encourage early-career faculty to consider the Mentoring Mini-Grant Program as a viable means of establishing, expanding, or maintaining a mutual-mentoring network.