CTLS facilitates the pairing of new full time faculty with experienced faculty on campus to assist them with their transition to Samford. Serving as a faculty mentor is a very rewarding experience and new faculty greatly benefit from their conversations with others across the campus.
Mentoring events include a New Faculty Workshop in August, a welcome dinner at the home of the Westmorelands, monthly lunches in the Café, and end of school dinner in the Spring.
We seek mentors from across the campus and match new faculty with mentors from schools or departments different from their own. No special experience or training is necessary for this role—just a willingness to share your knowledge, experience, and friendship with a new colleague.