Office of the Provost

Mentoring Faculty

In 2001, the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Faculty Mentoring and Community Building was charged with the task of identifying strategies to improve support for faculty, improving awareness and understanding of mentoring, surveying faculty and administrators regarding their experiences with and their needs for mentoring, and identifying ways that central administration can encourage and facilitate mentoring and community building in the individual units.

During the 2003-04 academic year, the Committee conducted a survey of assistant professors and a survey of academic administrators. In addition, several follow-up focus groups provided more detailed information about mentoring.