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What is the OFDAS Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP)?

The Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP) provides professional development support ​to new, junior and senior Mānoa faculty through:

  • FMP Dossier Library of successful dossiers from a range of faculty of varied classifications and department, available throughout the week and available to borrow over week-ends. Dossiers follow criteria for renewal, promotion and tenure, varying in styles of writing and presentation
  • Professional development events, including the FMP Summer Dossier Series with seminars and panels on the processes involved in successful professional achievement in academia, including panels of experienced DPC and TPRC members, Department Chairs, College and School Deans, and faculty who have successfully achieved promotion and tenure
  • Mentor/Mentee Pairing, at the request of a junior faculty, FMP can pair them with senior tenured faculty from outside their own department or college. An optimal and confidential pairing benefits both Mentee and Mentor
  • Mentees receive information on the Mānoa community, guidance on departmental processes, development of research and service agendas, advancing and documenting assessment of teaching, guidance in publishing, and advice on dossier preparation, as well as extending and sustaining collegial relations across campus
  • Mentors also receive benefits through association with young researchers on cutting-edge scholarship; potential future collaboration in scholarly work with energetic junior resources; possible future team-teaching with former Mentee; development of writing group members; and, new teaching practices from junior faculty.

Advisory Board

Teresa Bill
Project Coordinator
Bridge to Hope / Women’s Center

Jenifer Winter
Professor, Graduate Chair
Communications

Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, JD
Faculty Specialist
OFDAS Center for Teaching Excellence


Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate Faculty at the Faculty Mentoring Program are recognized based on their exemplar contributions to the field of teaching and learning for faculty and teaching assistants over an extended period of time. They help build a climate of collegiality at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa by shared expertise and knowledge with their colleagues through the professional development programs at the Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support. 

Healani Chang
Associate Specialist

Cynthia Franklin
Professor
English

Catherine Fulford
Professor and Chair
Ed Tech, Education

Jenifer Winter
Professor, Graduate Chair
Communications

Ariana Eichelberger
Faculty Specialist & Instructional Designer
Education

Robert Toonen
Research Professor
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Maria Chun
Specialist and Associate Chair
Administration and Finance, Surgery

Antoinette “Konia” Freitas
Associate Specialist & Chair
Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

Maya Saffery
Curriculum Specialist
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language


Open Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm
Closed on weekends and state holidays.

Questions? Contact Us.