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Tenure-Track Faculty Mentoring Program (for tenure-track Assistant Professors)

The Tenure Track Faculty Mentoring Program provides professional development for pre-tenure faculty. The program pairs pre-tenure faculty with senior, tenured faculty to provide guidance and support related to all aspects of the tenure process, including research, teaching, and service. During the year-long program, mentors and mentees engage in activities to inspire synergistic, collegial relationships and create a scholarly community.

Program Information   |   Mentoring Log  |   Mentoring Application |   Mentoring Application 

The Teaching Mentors Program (for any faculty member)

The Teaching Mentors Program is for any faculty member. Email the Center if you'd like to be matched. This program can help you:

  • Improve student satisfaction and course evaluations
  • Convert a class to a new format (studio to lecture; face-to-face online)
  • Teach large lecture classes
  • Integrate authentic activities and assessments


University of Colorado Mentoring Policy

The University of Colorado Mentoring Policy outlines areas of faculty development including mentoring of tenure track faculty. Four key mentoring components are listed below. A link to the policy is also provided below.

  • The dean and faculty of each school/college shall determine whether to have unit-based mentoring or school/college based mentoring.
  • If the mentoring program is formal, records of the dates, times, and general subjects of the sessions should be documented.
  • Tenure-track faculty may request feedback from the primary unit in the second year and any subsequent year prior to the tenure decision (except the year of comprehensive review).
  • If candidate elects pre-tenure advising sessions, they shall report it in the annual report of professional activity (FRPA), but content of consultations shall remain confidential unless he/she elects otherwise.

    CU Mentoring policy


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