The Senior Faculty Mentor Systemwide Network (SFMSN) is designed to extend critical elements of the existing mentoring support provided by the Senior Faculty Mentor to all Penn State campuses.
The senior faculty who have agreed to participate in the network all have the requisite skills, temperament, experience and interest to provide sound guidance to colleagues. Network members serve as an initial point of contact for faculty members from underrepresented groups both at their campus and for campuses in close proximity. They are available to provide advice and counsel as needed regarding a variety of professional development matters. In the event that some issues require more in-depth interventions, network members work directly with the Senior Faculty Mentor to address concerns.