All faculty members need mentoring. Ideally, your unit will offer mentoring across rank.
- Assistant Professors (most commonly targeted for tenure)
- Clinical/NTT Faculty (professional development)
- Associate Professors (key to ensuring smooth progression to Full)
- Associate/Full Professors (progressing into leadership positions)
Members of groups that are underrepresented in your field – by gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, first-generation status, religion, ability status, etc. – are least likely to receive mentoring and career advice. Mentoring programs ensure that all faculty members are able to access mentoring support.
Joya Misra. 2019. Faculty Mentoring: Best Practices. University of Massachusetts Amherst ADVANCE Program.