Lunch & Learn on Inclusive Mentoring, April 14, 2023
Panelists from left to right: Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair, Dr. Levon Esters, Dr. Melanie Morgan, Dr. Linda Mason
At the Butler Center, we are committed to providing inclusive mentorship resources and creating opportunities for faculty to connect and uplift one another.
This page offers inclusive mentoring resources as well as information on our new Speed Coaching Network.
Have you ever wished that you could get an expert opinion or coaching by talking to someone for 15 minutes or so? Do you often find yourself needing a quick piece of advice on a problem you have at work as a member of Purdue faculty?
Approximately 20 faculty across the WL campus (widely respected as accomplished, ethical, and supportive senior colleagues within their units) have been invited to serve as speed coaches. Speed coaches will make themselves available to offer brief ad-hoc coaching sessions (virtual and 1:1) to any participating Purdue faculty who are dealing with a specific issue at work.
This 8-month pilot program (called “Speed Coaching Network”) will start in October 2023 and conclude in May 2024.
The Butler Center is offering an updated mentoring program (called “Mentoring Triads”) that will replace the “Coaching & Resource Network (CRN)” program that started in Spring 2019 and concluded in Spring 2023. Instead of pairing assistant/associate professors with a full professor, this new structure will entail matching up an assistant professor with an associate professor and a full professor. The three individuals’ affiliations are to be with different departments (ideally with different colleagues); as such, the program is intended to supplement and further support the existing mentoring programs run by individual units on campus (as well as those available outside of Purdue).
Within each triad, the assistant professor will be mentored by both the associate and the full professors; the associate professor will be mentoring the assistant professor while also being mentored by the full professor.
This new (pilot) program will run from early Spring 2024 through May 2025.
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are asking:
- What is inclusive mentoring, and why is it important?
- What does it look like?
- How can I be a good mentor for those from different backgrounds?
In response to these intentional and thoughtful questions, the Butler Center has gathered resources and input from experts on inclusive mentoring.
Lunch & Learn Inclusive Mentoring Handout from CILMAR (Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, and Research)
Inclusive Mentoring Website from Purdue Department of Psychological Sciences Relationships and Work Lab