Interested in becoming a Faculty Mentor? Complete the Mentor Expectation form and submit to Donna Sollie, Assistant Provost for Women's Initiatives,
310 Mary Martin Hall
Suggested Tasks for Mentors
- Acquaint new faculty member with department and institutional culture (e.g., institutional procedures, computing, budgeting, working with graduate students).
- Take the initiative in contacting the mentee, and set up regular meetings.
- Listen and ask questions.
- Help mentee with time management, and establishing priorities.
- Acquaint new faculty with expectations for performance in research, teaching, extension/professional practice, and service.
- Help the faculty member develop a professional network.
- Share information about professional opportunities internal and external to the university (funding sources, potential collaborators, publication outlets).
- Review research for the new faculty member.
- Help the new faculty member establish a research focus.
- Visit new faculty member’s classrooms and/or laboratories if requested.
- Share information about academic and student support services on campus.
- Discuss effective instructional techniques.
- Provide guidance for documenting activities and professional achievements.
- Assist new faculty member with annual and mid-tenure reviews.
- Assist faculty member with long-term career goals and short-term objectives.
- Provide opportunities for collaborative research and projects.
- Serve as a sounding board for the new faculty member.
- Maintain confidentiality of information shared by the new faculty member.
- Help mentee make contacts.