Mentoring Resources


Faculty need a host of mentors/advocates/coaches/peers/colleagues to ensure their professional success. UD’s Vice Provost for Diversity supports informal mentoring through an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and UD’s Faculty Achievement Program.

Formal Mentoring

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 to support 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.

UD Policy Information for Formal Mentors

Resources for Mentors and Mentees