Welcome to the OPTYCs Faculty Mentoring Program

OPTYCs administers a mentoring and networking matching program specifically designed for TYC Faculty teaching physics-related disciplines.

All of our mentoring programs can be tailored to fit a time frame and schedule you are interested in. Each can be as short as a few months or as long as years.

What is…

Traditional Mentoring Mutual Mentoring Affinity Groups

Only takes 1 hour a month.

The link below will take you to the sign-up page. You are welcome to submit multiple applications if you are interested in more than one type of mentoring. You also will be given the opportunity to retire or cancel any application at any time if you no longer wish to participate.

Sign Up for a Mentoring Group

Still not sure if this is for you?

Did you know that forming connections with others in the discipline is the number one way to promote inclusivity? If this is a priority for you or where you work, join us in this effort.

Still remember those friends you made that helped you make it through those tough years of graduate school? This is a way you can build and make new connections in your field. Find people that share a similar interest.

Ever think about expanding your professional network but feel lost attending a conference? By joining a mentoring group you can get to know other people who attend AAPT conferences and can introduce you to others.

Have a topic that you want to collaborate with others on? Maybe a PER interest? You can form an affinity mentoring group to continue discussions with others at different institutions. Want to connect with others who have started physics clubs at their schools, or connect with physics instructors who also teach astronomy. The combinations are endless.

More Information & Resources on Mentoring

Don't delay and sign up today.