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Mentoring in the College

Mentoring in the Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health SciencesThe College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is committed to providing and supporting high-quality mentoring opportunities for faculty at all ranks. Both departmental and college level mentoring programs are available and faculty are encouraged to become involved as a mentor and/or mentee. From mentoring circles to between and across departmental mentor pairings, the college hopes to help you find the perfect opportunity for you. To complement the experience, the college will support numerous education opportunities as well as recognition opportunities for exceptional mentoring.


  • Events

    Mentoring Program Kick-off and Training
    Friday, September 20th, 2019
    201 Edwards Hall
    1-2:30 p.m.

    Documenting Effective Teaching
    Thursday, October 17th
    201 Edwards Hall
    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Gaining a Better Understanding of Title IX in 2019
    Tuesday, November 12th
    285 Lehotsky
    3-4 p.m.

  • CBSHS Mentoring Award

    This award is designed to recognize excellence in mentoring of a faculty member in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences by another faculty member.

    Up to 8 plaques with accompanying $250 in professional development funds will be awarded each April during the annual awards ceremony. 


    • Letter of nomination from mentee not to exceed 2 pages in length
    • Letter of nomination should address:
      • Name, rank, and department of mentor
      • Mentor’s contributions to your professional development, specific examples encouraged
      • List of events that you and mentor attended together
      • If appropriate/relevant, list of projects that you and mentor have worked on or are working on together currently
      • If appropriate/relevant, list of projects that have developed incorporating interdisciplinary team members as a result of the mentoring relationship

    Nominations deadline will be announced in the spring.

    Award of Excellence for Faculty Mentoring Application

  • Mentee Incentives

    All mentees who attend education sessions will be entered into a drawing for $150 in professional development funds each time they attend an event. Come for the awesome content, stay for the chance to win!

  • Professional Development Grant Application

    The purpose of the CBSHS mentoring program professional development grant is to provide mentor/mentee dyads the opportunity to engage in professional development as a team. Funding may be used to attend a professional conference on a topic of benefit to both members of the team, to support joint research endeavors, or to engage in other activities that could support the goals of the engaged faculty members. Up to $1000 will be awarded to one mentor/mentee team that has been active in the College faculty mentoring program. The deadline to apply is December 6, 2019.

    File Your Grant Application

  • Resources

    Mentor/Mentee Training

    Work Habits: Strengths & Areas to Strengthen

    Relationship-Building Exercises

    Pitfalls for New Faculty

    Preparing for Tenure Checklist

    Questions for Building Relationships & Positive Check-Ins

    Needs Assessment for New Faculty

    5-Year Tenure Preparation Plan

    Active Mentoring Worksheet

    Assessment for a Mentoring Group or Individual Mentoring

    Leading a Balanced Life

    Connor, M., & Pokora, J. (2007). Coaching & Mentoring at Work: Developing Effective Practice. Open University Press: New York.

    Phillips, S. L., & Dennison, S. T. (2015). Faculty Mentoring: A Practical Guide for Mentors, Mentees, Administrators, and Faculty Developers. Stylus: Sterling, VA.