Why a Mentoring Program?

The Faculty Mentoring Program was designed to connect faculty mentees with faculty mentors, to follow the mentee-mentor relationship to its conclusion, and to provide resources to both. 

The Faculty Mentoring Program should mutually benefit mentors and mentees:

  • Faculty mentees have the opportunity to receive advice, guidance, and perspective from their mentors.
  • Faculty mentors have the opportunity to share their story and learn from the mentee about their perspective.

Why Is Mentorship Important?

There is abundant evidence on the value of mentorship. 

1.Those who get mentored get more research grants

2.Those who get mentored publish more papers

3.Those who get mentored get faster academic promotion

4.Those who get mentored are more likely to stay at their academic institutions

5.Those who get mentored report greater belief in their own ability to accomplish specific academic goals

6.Those who get mentored report greater career satisfaction

Ask yourself, “What advice do I wish someone would have given me when I was a new faculty?” Mentoring gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and advice with someone who is about to embark down the same path you traveled, and this is your chance to help them along the way.