What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is an interpersonal, developmental relationship that exists to benefit the mentee. Both the mentor and the mentee have roles and responsibilities in promoting a high quality, effective mentoring relationship.
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Departmental Level Recommendation for Mentoring Faculty

Mentoring alone is unlikely to make a significant difference in the successful retention, promotion, and professional development of faculty members in a department that does not support a mentoring culture.
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Mentoring for Diversity and Inclusion

Newer members of the academy are more heterogeneous than ever before. Effective mentors must acquire sensitivities to differences.
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Evaluating Mentoring

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” – Albert Einstein
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Individual Mentoring Consultations

The CFE is dedicated to supporting faculty mentoring at every career stage. We offer confidential, one-on-one, consultations in the following areas:

  • How do I Determine My Mentoring Needs?
  • How should I Approach Potential Mentors?
  • How do I go about Developing My Professional Network?
  • What is a Good Mentoring Relationship and How Can I Support It?

 

  • How Can I Become a Better Mentor?
  • How Do I Assess My Mentoring Competencies?
  • How Do I Mentor Individuals From Different Backgrounds?
  • How Do I Promote Effective Communication Between Myself and My Mentee?
  • How Do I Promote Mentoring in My Department/Unit?
  • How Do I Identify and Attract Good Mentors to My Department Mentoring Program?
  • How Do I Promote a Mentoring Culture in my Department/Unit?
  • How Do I Know if the Mentoring Taking Place in My Department/Unit is Effective?