Faculty Mentoring Program

Designed to provide supportive relationships and experienced guidance for faculty around all aspects of academic life and help acclimate faculty as they adjust to a new environment or role.  Our well-respected, experienced mentors provide important advice and support on issues that are central to your success, including teaching, networking, time management, research, grant writing, publishing, work/life balance, and navigating departmental cultures.  This program is open to faculty members of all ranks, full-time and part-time.


At present, membership in the Faculty Mentoring Program is limited to faculty on the Denver Campus. Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) faculty are encouraged to seek mentoring within their home academic departments. AMC faculty are welcome to reach out to the CFDA for assistance in connecting with their departmental mentoring program.

Our Matching Strategy

The Faculty Mentoring Program purposefully matches mentees with mentors from a different discipline area than their own. This helps to bring fresh perspectives to their work. It also supports mentors' and mentees' desire to have candid conversations about their growth as a professional.

The Faculty Mentoring Program does match faculty members with similar requirements for research and creative activities. Tenure-track mentees are typically partnered with tenured mentors. 

Faculty members who wish to find a mentor or mentee in their own discipline area should contact their academic department.

Upcoming Faculty Mentoring Programs

Previous Sessions

Faculty Mentoring Program: Balancing Meaningful Faculty Service Commitments

Service commitments are a meaningful part of life as a faculty member, yet they can easily become overwhelming. Join Peter Anthamatten and a panel of colleagues for a discussion on making your service work meaningful and manageable. Questions the panel will discuss: -How should I choose meaningful service positions as I’m starting my academic career? -What kinds of balance should I seek between departmental, university, professional, and community service? Does this balance change over time? -How should my choices of service commitments change across the course of my career? -How can I negotiate with my department chair when we have different preferences in terms of the service I perform? -How do faculty members get positions on major university-level committees? We will have time for Q&A after the discussion.

Facilitated by Peter Anthamattenv with panelist: Vivian Shyu, Sebawit Bishu, and Sasha Breger-Bush on September 21st, 2020. Click here to watch the video!