Mentoring Resources

The university offers a range of mentoring resources, and this page will list several of the most important.

Each department has a faculty mentoring program in place.  All continuing faculty will be assigned at least one mentor inside their department and at least one mentor outside their department.  Mentor matching usually occurs during the course of the first year.  If you’ve reached the end of your first year and you haven’t been assigned a mentor, please contact the OFCD director so they can help you get the support that you need.  If at any time you feel like the mentoring you are receiving is inadequate, please contact the OFCD Director so they can discuss with you how to get the support that you need.

For short-term and visiting faculty, the Chair of your department/college/program should serve as your mentor.  If at any time you feel like you are receiving insufficient support, you should contact the OFCD Director, so they can help you get the support you need.

Additional Mentoring Resources

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The NCFDD had a number of very useful mentoring resources including a mini-course on mentoring and other webinars related to a variety of faculty development concerns.

External Mentoring Resources

Mutual Mentoring An excellent article on the importance of developing mentoring “networks” rather than relying on a single, mentoring “guru”.

Harvard University

Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Inside Higher Ed
How to Be a Great Mentor | Career Advice (

University of California, Berkeley

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

University of Michigan

Williams College

Barnard College

Lehigh University