Faculty Mentoring Program
Since 2013, Georgia State University has hosted scholars in the Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP), a professional development program designed to engage scholars from around the world in customized, field-specific, and cross-cultural activities. Visiting scholars are paired with Georgia State University faculty to engage in academic mentoring including: research, teaching in an U.S. classroom, class observations, syllabi development and enhancement course evaluation, and language training. Georgia State University faculty may also engage scholars beyond the classroom. Participants take part in cross-cultural experiences such as sporting and cultural events, visits to historical sites, and possible travel within Georgia and across the United States. Additionally, scholars have the opportunity to enhance their English language proficiency through the Intensive English Program and individual/group tutoring sessions.
The Faculty Mentoring Program includes Intensive English Program course(s) focusing on writing and oral communication as well as weekly individual/group tutoring sessions. Program participants also have access to MANGO and the Center for International Resources and Collaborative Language Engagement (CIRCLE) making language-learning softwares available to the scholars.
Program Coordination & Services
Georgia State University’s Office of International Initiatives will coordinate the FMP with the visiting scholar and/or the international institution’s relevant office and Georgia State host departments. Services include, but are not limited to:
• CityPass to explore Atlanta’s attractions including The Coca-Cola Museum, CNN, and the Georgia Aquarium
Program Cost & Duration