The director matches mentors and mentees according to the needs and interests they express on the forms provided for junior faculty to request a mentor. These matches are made across colleges or, when that isn't possible, across disciplinary areas or departments.

Mentoring takes place in the context of other workshop and coaching activities focused on specific skills or issues, including Special Topic Mentoring Circles, which are sponsored by the FMP and open to all junior faculty.

Mentoring relationships will vary according to the needs and goals of individual mentees as they develop their abilities and accomplishments in the three crucial areas for promotion and tenure: research, teaching, and service.


“ My mentor has been a wonderful and responsible guide through the labyrinth of university life and culture and, more importantly, the ins and outs of tenure and promotion."

~Assistant Professor anticipating 3rd-year review