TEAM ADVANCE Faculty Mentor Training is open to all faculty (tenure- and fixed-term track) seeking to enhance their mentoring skills. 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 mentees of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Sessions will include guided discussion, evidence-based practices, case studies and activities. Participants will also have access to online learning modules and web-based resources.

The Spring 2020 series is underway. We will announce Fall 2020 workshop dates in late spring. Complete our Participant Interest Form to receive a notification about Fall 2020 dates.

The curriculum consists of five (5) workshops. Faculty who complete the curriculum will receive a certificate of completion and recognition from the Office of the Provost, TEAM ADVANCE, and the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Spring 2020 Workshop Dates

  • Friday, January 31: Session 1: Intersectionality and Equitable Mentoring
    12:00 to 3:00 PM in G-074 Bondurant Hall
  • Friday, February 14: Session 2: Effective Communication and Mentoring Expectations
    12:00 to 2:00 PM in 018 MacNider Hall
  • Friday, March 6: Session 3: Mentoring and Providing Feedback
    12:00 to 2:00 PM in G-074 Bondurant Hall
  • Friday, April 3: Session 4: Mentoring to Support Professional Development
    12:00 to 2:00 PM in 018 MacNider Hall
  • Friday, April 24: Session 5: Developing Your Mentoring Philosophy
    12:00 to 3:00 PM in G-074 Bondurant Hall

All sessions will be held in either Bondurant Hall or MacNider Hall, in order to accommodate a full cohort of participants. Please note: the first and final sessions are each three hours, while the remaining sessions are each two hours.

CIMER Mentoring Competencies

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

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

The training series is designed for all faculty (tenured, tenure-track, and fixed-term). 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.