Recommendations Regarding New Faculty
Orientation and Mentoring in the CSU

AS-2320-96/FA - March 7-8, 1996

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the attached New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring in the California State University; and be it further

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate CSU urge the campus Academic Senates and Vice President for Academic Affairs on each campus to develop policies and procedures implementing the recommendations contained in New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring in the California State University; and be it further

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate CSU specifically endorse the following recommendations contained in New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring in the California State University:

First, the Academic Senate of the California State University urge each campus of the CSU system to look carefully at its programs for new faculty orientation and to development of long-term orientation programs, extending over one or more terms. Such programs provide the opportunity for contact between new faculty and existing faculty from across the campus.

Second, the Academic Senate CSU urge the development of systematic mentoring programs. The form of the program will be largely dependent on the goals which must be developed on each campus. It is not unlikely that a campus could simultaneously have two or three different types of mentoring programs.

Third, the Academic Senate CSU urge each campus to consider development of orientation and mentoring programs for lecturers.

Fourth, the Academic Senate CSU urge campus senates and experienced faculty to become closely involved with these programs.

Fifth, the Academic Senate CSU urge that new faculty orientation programs and faculty mentoring programs should be housed within the Academic Affairs office, since these activities are so central to the retention and growth of a strong faculty.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY -- May 9-10, 1996



 
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