Experience Dartmouth (XPD) Pair Program

2019-2020
XPD Pair Program
Interest Form
Due Friday 10/4/19

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The Experience Dartmouth Pair Program (XPD Program) partners newly hired underrepresented faculty and staff with a member of the Dartmouth community to facilitate a smoother transition to campus and the Upper Valley community.

The 2019-2020 program kicks off in October and is organized by Employee Resource Networks, housed within the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. Fill out our interest form by Friday, October 4, 2019. 

Eligibility for XPD Sponsors and Participants

XPD Sponsors:

  • Are regular, benefits-eligible employees in good standing
  • Have been employed at Dartmouth for 2+ years
  • Are interested in connecting with and supporting new employees as they transition to campus and the Upper Valley

XPD Participants:

  • Are regular, benefits-eligible employees in good standing
  • Identify as a member of any of the ERN communities
  • Hired at Dartmouth within the last 2 years

XPD Program Overview & Expectations

As part of the XPD Program, Guides and Participants are expected to commit to the following for the duration of the program:

  • Meet with partner approximately once each month during the program (ERN provides funds for 2 coffee meetings + 1 lunch meeting)
  • Submit two brief surveys
  • Attend a face-to-face orientation highlighting program objectives and logistics at the start of the program

ERN will provide:

  • Support: An in-person orientation to cover objectives and logistics, support throughout the 6-month program, ideas for talking points and conversation starters, wrap-up event
  • Funds: Funds for 2 coffee meetings and 1 lunch meeting 
  • Events: Networking sessions and events throughout the year

Why Participate? 

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the College and Upper Valley
  • Learn about Employee Resource Networks on campus
  • Make a new friend and colleague
  • Be informed of campus events and activities
  • Ensure a smooth transition in early years of position at Dartmouth

Guides will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop mentoring skills
  • Impart knowledge and expertise about the College and Upper Valley
  • Make a new friend and colleague
  • Share their own experience about living and working in the Upper Valley
  • Develop a sense of fulfillment in creating a positive experience for an XPD Participant