Our Faculty Mentoring Program is 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 all faculty, including both non-tenure-track and tenure-track faculty, full-time and part-time.
Benefits for the Mentor:
Mentoring relationships have many advantages, not the least of which is a rejuvenated sense of professional purpose. Mentor benefits include:
- A genuine sense of "giving back" by contributing to the development of a colleague;
- A deepened sense of adding to the overall climate of change at the university;
- Developing a network of colleagues;
- A reinvigorated and renewed perspective on your own teaching and scholarship.
Benefits for the Mentee:
Having a guide/coach can make the journey easier and more enjoyable.
Benefits for new faculty members include:
Sign up to be a mentor or mentee today and participate in our supportive programming throughout the year.
- Enhanced teaching and research skills;
- Receive constructive and critical feedback;
- Insights on navigating the institutional terrain;
- Networking with key senior faculty;
- Advice on balancing the demands of teaching, research, service.