SUNY New Paltz & SUNY-wide New Faculty Peer Mentoring Communities – Sept 13 registration deadline

I.  SUNY New Paltz reciprocal mentoring cohorts of 6-7 academic faculty members (in year 1 – 4 on campus) will begin in September, 2021. Participants will meet monthly to share knowledge, provide guidance to each other, and discuss topics such as professional goals, teaching challenges, listening to students, etc. Online and in-person options available. These voluntary groups will be facilitated by members of the Faculty Center advisory board and each participant will receive a certificate for professional development training from the Associate Provost. To indicate interest and identify a regular time slot for meetings, please fill out this doodle poll.

Monday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Questions? Sarah Wyman ( or

II.  SUNY – Wide new faculty mentoring cohorts

After a successful first year in 2020 – 2021, this program (being offered once again in 2021-22 at no cost to tenure track faculty on all 64 SUNY campuses) is a collaboration between the Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation (CMLAI) SUNY Empire State College and the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD).

The SUNY New Faculty Peer Mentoring Community is designed to support the work of new tenure track colleagues in their first two years (since fall 2020)* across the State University of New York. This Peer Mentoring Community offers new faculty an opportunity to talk about vital issues as teachers, scholars and advisors. This informal, group-oriented, and participant-directed program has two goals:

  1. Build community and connection among new SUNY faculty
  2. Provide peer support in navigating various aspects of the faculty role – teaching, mentoring/advising, service, scholarship (and more)

The program will consist of a series of regular online meetings facilitated by CMLAI & CPD faculty and staff.

For more details and to register for the program (by September 13, 2021) go to:

If you have questions about the program, contact Chris Price (

*Those in temporary or adjunct faculty appointments or those who began their faculty appointment before Fall 2020 are not eligible for this program. The SUNY Center for Professional Development has many other professional development programs for those in these positions:



Chris Price, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Academic Programs Manager
SUNY Center for Professional Development
6333 St. Route 298, Suite 102
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Tel: 315-214-2419