Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program offers the opportunity for faculty who have experience or expertise in many areas of interest to work directly with faculty colleagues.

Below is the list of topics and your faculty colleagues who have agreed to serve as mentors.  See a topic you’d like to have a conversation about?  Call up one or more of the mentors-and conversations over coffee or lunch. The Faculty Development Program is happy to help cover hospitality – please contact facultydevelopment@butler.edu for details.

Topic Possible Mentor
Assessing beyond tests and papers; exploring
other methods to assess student learning
using creative projects and assignments
Tim Brimmer, Music
Cathy Hartman, Education
Kate Novak, Sociology
Building new and/or revising curriculum Cathy Hartman, Education
Arthur Hochman, Education
Critical Pedagogies Susan Adams, Education
Deciphering course evaluations Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Finding and applying for external grants for
research, scholarship, and creative work
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Finding equanimity: getting and maintaining
work-life balance
Courtney Droms Hatch, Marketing
Lisa Farley, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Forming accountability/critical friends groups Susan Adams, Education
Incorporating service learning into a course Tim Brimmer, Music
Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
Rose Campbell, Strategic Communication
Lisa Farley, Education
Mary Gospel, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Arthur Hochman, Education
Panos Linos, Computer Science
Brandie Oliver, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Interdisciplinary teaching approaches Tim Brimmer, Music
Arthur Hochman, Education
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Making a successful transition from another career
into a faculty position
Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice
Preparing a Core curriculum proposal Arthur Hochman, Education
Publishing an academic/professional book Susan Adams, Education
Kelli Esteves, Education
Publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals;
interpreting feedback, finding outlets for your work
Tim Brimmer, Music
Kate Novak, Sociology
Su-Mei Ooi, Political Science
Rubric development for student work Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Seasons of professional life Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Serving as a department chair or program director Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice
Kate Novak, Sociology
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Sharing the campus: family members as Butler students Lisa Farley, Education
Student Engagement Susan Adams, Education
Successful student advising, including working with
many advisees or successful use of advising and
scheduling software
Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
Kate Novak, Sociology
Successfully addressing cultural and political
differences in the classroom
Nick Abel, Education
Tim Brimmer, Music
Brandie Oliver, Education
Teaching an online or hybrid course Nick Abel, Education
Tim Brimmer, Music
Kelli Esteves, Education
Elisa Lucchi-Riester, MLLC
Troubleshooting individual moments and
presentations in the classroom,
lab, or studio
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Using technology as a pedagogical tool Tim Brimmer, Music
Courtney Droms Hatch, Marketing
James McGrath, Philosophy and Religion
Armando Pellerano, Communication
Working with students who have learning differences Tim Brimmer, Music
Jon Sorenson, Computer Science
Kelli Esteves, Education
Theresa Knipstein Meyer, Education
Transitioning from faculty to administrator and
other leadership positions in academic affairs areas
Rusty Jones, Music

If you have experience or expertise in one or more of the mentoring topics listed, or a topic that we have not identified, and are interested in serving as a mentor yourself, please identify yourself by sending an email to facultydevelopment@butler.edu.