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Faculty Mentoring

Information on the: Faculty Mentoring Initiative

Please use the navigation menu to the right to explore all of the faculty mentoring resources provided by the CTE.

Strong and effective mentoring networks are among the most important markers of successful academic careers. The Faculty Mentoring Initiative, piloted and sponsored by the Institute for Faculty Advancement and the Center for Teaching Excellence, expands existing mentoring opportunities for junior faculty. The goal of Faculty Mentoring Initiative (FMI) is to support the professional development of early career faculty by connecting them with mentors outside of their home departments.

Since 1992, the Center for Teaching Excellence has been supporting junior faculty through mentoring programs such as the University Teaching Fellows Program and, more recently, the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program. Both Programs provide structured and sustained mentoring to junior faculty. They also offer an orientation to senior faculty who serve as mentors and consultants.

With these pages, we share resources we have developed, collected from the literature, and obtained from other programs around Grounds. We hope you find them useful and invite you to email Dorothe Bach (bach@virginia.edu) with your comments and suggestions.  We would also be happy to add links to your mentoring efforts and/or to materials you have found helpful.

If you are interested in creating new or enriching existing faculty mentoring programs, individual CTe staff members are available for consultation. Possible topics include best practices in designing, implementing, and assessing a faculty mentoring program; approaches to orientation and training for mentors and mentees, among others.