Faculty need a host of mentors/advocates/coaches/peers/colleagues to ensure their professional success.
UD ADVANCE works with deans and chairs to support formal mentoring within departments. Under this program, faculty are assigned a mentor (or mentors) from within their department to help them navigate departmental, college, and university policies and practices. Read the Faculty Handbook statement on formal mentoring here.
Resources for Mentors and Mentees
- Mentoring Checklist (Suggested Topics)–STEM focused (1-page formatted PDF)
- Suggested Mentoring Topics–Humanities focused (English Dept)
- Useful links for UD faculty
- Discussing 2- and 4-year peer reviews
- Discussing annual appraisals
- Discussing UD’s temporary COVID-19 policies
- Tips for saying no
UD Policy Information for Formal Mentors
- Family-friendly policies for faculty
- Faculty Handbook
- Collective Bargaining Agreement
- Provost’s Office
Resources for departments starting formal mentoring programs
Each department is different, with its own characteristics, culture, and mentoring needs. Please consider the below resources templates that should be modified to meet the needs of your department.
- Suggested Mentoring Topics–STEM focused (Word document)
- Frequently Asked Questions about Formal Mentoring
- Slides on Formal Mentoring from March 2019 Provost’s Chairs’ Workshop (May be useful for faculty working on mentoring plans)
- Template Framework for Formal Mentoring (helpful for departments developing mentoring plans)