/ Office of the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning


Initium is an orientation and mentoring program for new faculty at Hope College.

Mentoring Program

Faculty members of Initium 2018New faculty members are assigned a faculty mentor from outside their department who will meet with them three or more times a semester beginning their second semester at Hope and continuing through the end of their third year. New faculty are surveyed about their priorities for a mentor, and these priorities are used for making mentoring matches. Experienced faculty are recruited who can provide the kinds of expertise and relational qualities new faculty may be seeking. Before starting a mentoring relationship, these experienced faculty attend an orientation session to discuss aims and expectations for mentoring.

Campus Orientation

Regarding Teaching

Faculty Evaluation