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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. 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.


The Fall 2020 curriculum will consist of five (5) workshops. Each workshop will be held via Zoom. Registration is closed for Fall 2020. We will offer the series again in Spring 2021.

  • Session 1: Intersectionality and Equitable Mentoring
    Friday, August 28, 1:30 to 4:30 PM (3 hours)
  • Session 2: Effective Communication and Mentoring Expectations
    Friday, September 25, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (2 hours)
  • Session 3: Mentoring and Providing Feedback
    Friday, October 23, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (2 hours)
  • Session 4: Mentoring to Support Professional Development
    Friday, November 13, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (2 hours)
  • Session 5: Developing Your Mentoring Philosophy
    Friday, December 4, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (3 hours)

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 series 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.