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TEAM ADVANCE Faculty Mentor Training

TEAM ADVANCE Faculty Mentor Training is open to all faculty (tenure- and fixed-term track) seeking to enhance their mentoring skills, especially for mentoring junior faculty.

The TEAM ADVANCE curriculum is adapted from Entering Mentoring, developed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), and emphasizes equitable and intersectional mentoring skills and practices to support faculty mentees of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Sessions include guided discussion, evidence-based practices, case studies and activities. Participants also have access to online learning modules and web-based resources.

With the conclusion of the Fall 2023 workshop series, TEAM ADVANCE has trained over 160 faculty mentors representing departments across campus.

Interested in joining our Fall 2024 Faculty Mentor Training Cohort? We will soon open registration for Fall 2024. You may express interest by completing our brief 2024-25 CFE Faculty Mentoring Programs Interest Survey. We will follow up with additional information and registration instructions. Contact Joanna Helene Foland, Faculty Development Consultant, or Tim Smith, Mentoring Program Coordinator, with questions or for more information.

2024-25 Faculty Mentoring Programs Interest Survey


Fall 2024 Schedule

Registration for Fall 2024 will open in late April. All sessions will 2 hours and held Fridays, 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Equitable Mentoring and Developing Your Mentoring Philosophy
Friday, September 13

Understanding Intersectionality and Fostering Mentee Self-Efficacy
Friday, September 27

Maintaining Effective Communication and Holding Difficult Conversations
Friday, October 25

Aligning Mentoring Expectations and Providing Effective Feedback
Friday, November 8

Promoting Mentee Professional Development and Work-Life Integration
Friday, November 22

Mentoring Competencies and Revising Your Mentoring Philosophy
Friday, December 6

Graphic Depicting CIMER CompetenciesThe TEAM ADVANCE Faculty Mentor Training is adapted from CIMER’s Entering Mentoring curriculum, and workshop content aligns with six of CIMER’s core mentoring competencies:

  • Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations
  • Addressing Equity and Inclusion
  • Fostering Independence
  • Promoting Professional Development
  • Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan

Throughout the training series participants have opportunities to reflect on and continue to articulate their mentoring philosophies and formal mentoring plans. Thus, TEAM ADVANCE positions Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan as a central competency shaped and informed by other mentoring competencies.

The training is designed for all faculty (tenured, tenure-track, and fixed-term) and emphasizes mentoring skills for mentoring early- and mid-career faculty. Faculty may also be invited to participate in TEAM ADVANCE’s research activities; however, involvement in research activities is voluntary and not required for participating in Faculty Mentor Training.

Faculty in the biomedical and life sciences who mentor postdocs and students may be interested in the Office of Graduate Education’s Faculty Mentoring Workshop for Biomedical Researchers. Also based on CIMER’s Entering Mentoring, OGE’s training helps biomedical faculty develop their skills for mentoring graduate students and postdocs.