The Georgia CTSA TEAMS Program is only made possible by the support of our mentors. In addition to traditional 1:1 mentors, this program is supported by learning community mentors and content experts. Information on each role is noted below.   We are actively recruiting mentors and content experts to join this inaugural program. 

Benefits

Learning community mentors and 1:1:

  • Enhance your personal mentoring skills,
  • Improve communication skills,
  • Obtain access to mentoring toolkit,
  • Network with colleagues across the Georgia CTSA, and
  • Receive recognition as Georgia CTSA Mentor of Excellence at program completion

Content Experts:

  • Share your expertise with your colleagues,
  • Gain experience facilitating small groups,
  • Network with colleagues across the Georgia CTSA, and
  • Receive recognition for your contributions at program completion

Eligibility

Learning Community Mentors & 1:1 Mentors:

Mid-to-senior level faculty with strong research track records, extramural funding, and (if possible) some evidence of mentoring skills/development of others.

Content Experts:

Mid-to-senior level faculty with expertise in areas identified as essential to academic success. Topics include but are not limited to providing feedback, managing a team, grant writing, and creating your personal brand.

Time Commitment

Learning Community Mentors & 1:1 Mentors:
Approximately 2 hours per month for learning community mentors and 1 hour per month for the 1:1 mentors over the 9-month program, plus 1-2 hour virtual training and attendance at various program events.


Content Experts:
1 hour meeting no more than 3x per academic year.

Responsibilities & Expectations

Learning Community Mentors:

  • Act as the primary mentor for small group of 4-6 fellows. Learning Community Mentors will work with their small group to map out the topics of discussion over the course of the program. As needed, learning community mentors will select content expert(s) to lead session(s) and will serve as a facilitator. Learning Communities should meet monthly for 2 hours.
  • Attend program kickoff and graduation; participation in mid-year event strongly encouraged.
  • Complete 1.5-2 hour real-time, virtual training module.
  • Work with mentoring coordinator to set schedule for the learning community.

1:1 Mentors:

  • Guide and support an individual fellow.
  • Attend program kickoff and graduation; participation in mid-year event strongly encouraged.
  • Complete 1.5-2 hour real-time, virtual training module.
  • Meet at least one hour per month (remotely or in person) with your assigned 1:1 fellow.

Content Expert:

  • Serve as content expert during learning community meeting(s).
  • Encouraged, but not required to attend the in person kickoff, mid-year session and graduation ceremony.
  • Present 1-3 virtual or in person sessions annually.

Application and Selection Process

Faculty interested in serving as a learning community mentor, 1:1 mentor, or content expert should submit an online interest form. The appliction period for mentors is now closed.  Please contact Lauren.James@emory.edu with any questions.