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Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE (NSF Award 1760187) 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.

Cross-Campus Initiatives

Faculty Programs

Upcoming Opportunities

Workshop Series: Best Practices in Mentoring Graduate Students

The Best Practices in Mentoring Graduate Students workshop series is an adaptation of CIMER’s Entering Mentoring and TEAM ADVANCE’s Faculty Mentor Training that is intended for faculty who mentor graduate students and is part of an ongoing series about best practices in mentoring graduate students. The series is a collaboration between The Graduate School, Center for Faculty Excellence, TEAM ADVANCE, and the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (School of Medicine).

Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Mentoring Graduate Students

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | In-Person | Registration is Open

This interactive workshop is geared toward all faculty (tenured, tenure-track, and fixed term) who mentor graduate students. Through guided discussion, participants will gain insight into how elements of diversity, equity and inclusion affect mentoring relationships. Intersectionality is introduced as a lens for deepening mentoring relationships, and supporting graduate student mentees of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Registration is Open

Promoting and Assessing Understanding for Graduate Student Mentees

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Virtual | Registration is Open

Determining whether a mentee understands the content and process of their discipline is not easy, and yet it’s critical in a productive mentoring relationship. In this interactive workshop, participants will develop strategies to assess understanding, especially of core research concepts, that can enhance their mentoring relationships with graduate student mentees.

Registration is Open

Workshop Series: Early-Career Professional Development

The Early-Career Professional Development Workshop series supports early-career faculty development by addressing career success topics relevant to faculty at the assistant professor level, many of whom are within their first few years of appointment.

Communication and Negotiation Skills

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | In-Person | Registration is Open

This two-hour, in-person workshop focuses on negotiation and communication skills. Topics include strategies and skills essential for interacting optimally with peers, colleagues, and advisors; negotiating effectively for resources and rewards; managing conflict and knowing when to seek help; creating a positive impression that will help you achieve your professional goals. Although tailored for women in academia, the workshop is relevant to faculty of all genders, ranks, and appointments.

Registration is Open

Understanding Promotion and Tenure Requirements

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Virtual | Registration is Open

Early-career faculty, whether pre-tenure or fixed-term, are invited to this interactive session about understanding requirements for earning promotion or tenure. Because tenure and promotion requirements can vary across the University, this workshop is organized with the support of leaders and experienced faculty who can offer perspectives for both the academic (e.g., the College) and health affairs sides of campus.

Registration is Open