Mentoring Program for Diverse Faculty

The Provost’s Office is committed to the success of faculty.  As one of several efforts to support our faculty, we have developed and implemented The Mentoring Program for Diverse Faculty, a formal faculty mentoring program where full-time junior faculty are paired with senior faculty who have volunteered to offer mentorship and constructive support in navigating the university and addressing professional needs. Research and practice both support the importance of mentoring during the lifecycle of faculty. Faculty from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and those traditionally underrepresented in their field benefit from this additional opportunity to find mentorship and guidance from senior colleagues.

All junior faculty members are part of structured, formal mentoring and review processes already established by their department and school. The responsibility of regular performance reviews, guidance and feedback rests with department chairs and/or deans.

Participation in the program supplements departmental mentoring by offering a specific, university centered, culturally relevant model inclusive of topics most relevant to those who have been historically absent or silent in various fields.

Multifaceted Mentoring Approach

One-on-One: A junior faculty member and a senior faculty member are paired and encouraged to develop an individual relationship that involves goal setting, consistent and ongoing contact that supports the professional pursuits of the junior faculty member. This mutually beneficial relationship may result in academic collaborations.

Group Mentoring: A monthly group forum is provided, where all members of the program meet to discuss various topics over catered breakfast. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to attend even if their mentor or mentee cannot. This format facilitates cross school and cross department mentoring and provides the mentee with varying best practices

Mentoring Support from an Experienced Team: Mentoring sponsored and supported by Ulrich Baer, Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities & Diversity and Professor of German and Comparative Literature; and Bridget R. McCurtis, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity


See what current mentors and mentees have to say about the Mentoring Program for Diverse Faculty!
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Dr. Darcey Merritt, Silver School of Social Work
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Michael McElroy, Tisch School of the Arts
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Dr. Maryam Modjaz, Department of Physics
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Dr. Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, Department of Teaching and Learning
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