New Faculty, Mentors Take Motor Coach Tour to J. Paul Getty Museum


New Faculty, Mentors Take Motor Coach Tour to J. Paul Getty Museum
(L to R) Faculty, staff and family Kerry Sherman, Marian Sherman, Edith Vandervoort, Steve McCauley, Kurt Vandervoort, Michael Silverman, Sandi Pinedo, J. Paul Getty Educator, Adam Maddison, Joy Stewart and Marsha Madison visit the Getty Museum.

As part of a mentorship program implemented at this year?s New Faculty Orientation, The Faculty Center for Professional Development sponsored a motor coach tour to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on Feb. 22.

Nearly 40 faculty and staff members and their families enjoyed a beautiful day at the museum. It included an exclusive ?Getting Inside the Getty Museum? Community Tour — a 45-minute tour exclusively offered to non-profit organizations consisting of a gallery talk convening a group of 15 or less to look at 4-5 objects with an educator who facilitates the looking.

The J. Paul Getty Museum exhibits collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as European and American photographs.

More than 100 new faculty members were introduced this year to a mentor ? a more experienced faculty member who has made a commitment to assist new faculty on every aspect of Cal Poly Pomona, from social events to promotions and tenure.

?The mentorship program is brand new this year,? says Ian Stewart, director of The Faculty Center. ?They meet with their mentor throughout the year to talk about research, teaching, promotions and tenure. We see it as being really essential to the success of new faculty members.?