AERA New Faculty Mentoring Program

We are seeking applicants and mentors to participate in the New Faculty Mentoring Program at AERA in Chicago. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from distinguished scholars, network with colleagues, and focus your responsibilities as a new professor.

What is the NFMP? The Division C New Faculty Mentoring Program (NFMP) provides new faculty members with an opportunity to meet across institutions, receive advice from successful researchers in our field, and to work one-on-one with an experienced scholar in their area of research interest. The NFMP is comprised of two key components: a half-day seminar and one-on-one mentoring with a recognized scholar. The tentative schedule will be:

* Sunday, April 8th, 6:00 p.m. – NFMP Networking Dinner
* Monday, April 9th, 8:00 to 11:50 a.m. – NFMP Seminar

Call for New Faculty. New Faculty (having been appointed at their first position within the past 3 years) who would like to participate should submit the following application materials as email attachments to Neil Knobloch (, by Friday, January 12, 2007: (1) a cover letter that: (a states why the applicant is interested in participating in the Division C New Faculty Mentoring Program (this should include the applicant’s goals for participating in the program); (b describes the applicant’s research interests and goals, and indicates potential mentors (this information is vital to the successful identification of appropriate mentors); and (2) a curriculum vitae (CV) that includes name, address, institution, telephone, fax, e-mail, and educational background.

Selection Process. Participants will be selected based on faculty status and research interests pertinent to the mission of Division C, in learning and instruction. There is no cost for seminar participation and a small stipend will be offered to participants to help defray expenses. To be eligible, participants must be members of Division C and must register for the annual meeting. Also, individuals who are accepted will be asked to submit a manuscript or other scholarly work to their assigned mentors one month prior to the conference.

Call for Mentors. In addition to new faculty applicants, we will also be seeking potential mentors. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact either of the New Faculty Mentoring Committee co-chairs: Helenrose Fives ( or Neil Knobloch (

Apply now. There will be a limited number of participants to facilitate interaction and engagement.


Helenrose Fives & Neil Knobloch
Division C NFMP Co-Chairs
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