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Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE promotes accessible, equitable, and effective mentoring across the University and across social identities. 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.

TEAM ADVANCE was developed and supported by an NSF ADVANCE grant (NSF Award 1760187). The grant concluded August 31, 2023. However, TEAM ADVANCE’s faculty mentoring and leadership programs are sustained through the Center for Faculty Excellence and in collaboration with our campus partners.


Upcoming Opportunities

It Takes a Network: Developing Your Mentoring Network

Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM | In-Person (Lunch provided)

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.

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Mentoring Up: Optimizing Mentoring Relationships

Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM | In-Person (Lunch provided)

As a mentee, it’s important to be proactive in developing your relationships with mentors. Perhaps you have thought about potential mentors but don’t know where to start. How do you establish those initial relationships, and what are good strategies to engage mentors?

Based on the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research’s Mentoring Up curriculum, this interactive workshop will help participants identify steps to take to engage with potential mentors, sponsors, and other supports. Participants will also develop and practice skills for connecting with potential mentors.

The session builds on a previous workshop, Developing Your Mentoring Network, although attendance at the prior workshop is not required for registration. 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.

Register for Mentoring Up