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Fall 2021 Mentoring Climate Survey

The Fall 2021 Mentoring Climate Survey opens Wednesday afternoon, November 17, 2021. All faculty are invited to participate, whether or not they completed the survey during 2019-20 or 2020-21.

The Mentoring Climate Survey is distributed twice yearly. We encourage all faculty to complete the survey each time it is distributed. Faculty will receive instructions and a personalized survey link by email the day of the launch. Regular reminders will follow until the survey period ends.

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Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE (NSF Award 1760187) promotes accessible, equitable, and effective mentoring across the University, with emphasis on supporting women of color and white women in STEM fields. We work in partnership with the Special Assistant to the Provost for TEAM ADVANCE, who serves as a liaison between chairs, deans, and senior administration at UNC. We provide educational materials and resources to chairs, deans, and administrators to support departmental mentoring. We also offer intersectionality-informed programs to improve faculty mentor and mentee experiences at each faculty career stage. In turn, our relationships and programs foster institutional change, support faculty retention, and promote faculty career development and professional achievements.

Cross-Campus Initiatives

Faculty Programs

Upcoming Opportunities

Developing Your Mentoring Network

TEAM ADVANCE Early-Career Professional Development Workshop
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 1:00 to 2:15 PM

Finding the perfect mentor can be challenging. Research increasingly points to the value of creating a network of mentors that can provide comprehensive support for faculty. But where to begin?

In this interactive workshop, participants will determine mentoring/support needs and identify potential mentors, sponsors, and other supports. Participants will also create a map for a mentoring network and list steps to take to engage mentors and other supports.

Early-career faculty, fixed-term and tenure-track, are welcome to attend. We especially encourage early-career faculty participants from our TEAM ADVANCE Peer Mentoring Circles program to attend.


Cultivating Ethical Behavior of Graduate Students

TEAM ADVANCE Preparation for Mentoring Graduate Students
Monday, November 29, 2021 | 12:00 to 1:30 PM

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the ethical issues that mentors should address with their graduate students, strategies to both instruct graduate students on those issues, and how to assess whether they have mastered those concepts. The session also focuses on the power differential between graduate students and their mentors, its potential impact on the nature of that mentoring relationship and resulting ethical considerations.

The workshop is intended for faculty who mentor graduate students. Content is adapted from TEAM ADVANCE’s Faculty Mentor Training and CIMER’s Entering Mentoring. The ongoing series is a collaboration between The Graduate School, Center for Faculty Excellence, TEAM ADVANCE, and the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (School of Medicine).