Mentoring encompasses the most important learning and development function for faculty members as they progress in their careers. Whether recognized by the term "mentoring" or not, all faculty members learn and grow in their work by observing and engaging with more experienced members of their profession.
Through both formal and informal relationships, effective mentoring enables an individual to continue to learn how to work more effectively to meet the multitude of responsibilities expected of a faculty member while thriving and building professional success. Individuals should expect to engage with multiple people in their professional work who can provide information, insights, examples of their own experiences, advice, coaching, feedback, encouragement, beneficial collaborations, connections to other colleagues and opportunities, enhanced visibility, and sponsorship.
- Faculty Mentoring Resources for Early Career Faculty Members