Center for Faculty Innovation

Inclusive Practices in Faculty Peer-Mentoring Relationships (Roundtable)

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Student Success Center room 4047

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As Osman and Gottlieb (2018) note, “effective mentoring can contribute to wellness and career growth and satisfaction. However, the same social forces and interpersonal dynamics affecting all relationships can compromise mentoring relationships.” During this interactive roundtable session, participants will explore and discuss how to establish and nurture positive and inclusive faculty peer-mentoring relationships in the context of a predominantly white institution like JMU. Participants will consider motivations for mentoring, as well as preparing for and engaging in the mentoring relationship in ways that promote inclusive practices. The facilitators of this session are past participants of a Madison Career Fellows group on developing mentoring skills, with a particular focus on how faculty identities and biases can affect peer-mentoring relationships.

This program is offered in coordination with the 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference African, African American & Diaspora Studies (AAAD) at JMU (


Faculty participants will make progress toward:

  • Developing and fostering productive mentoring and networking relationships,
  • Developing skills for inclusive mentoring partnerships, and
  • Developing a plan for establishing and/or nurturing productive and inclusive mentoring relationships.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please reach out to us at or (568-4846) with any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, dietary, etc.) you want us to know about.


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