Mutual Mentoring Program Guide
Please review the comprehensive Mutual Mentoring Guide* for helpful information on the OFD Mutual Mentoring program, examples of projects, and guidance for building a productive mentoring network. *UMass Amherst NetID login required to open PDF
ADVANCE program workshops are delivered in partnership with units across campus to extend and enhance our existing campus offerings. Partners include the Provost’s Office, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Institute for Social Science Research, the Office of Faculty Development, the Center for Research on Families, as well as the College of Education, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
- Mutual Mentoring for Early-Career and Underrepresented Faculty: Model, Research, and Practice, published in Innovative Higher Education, describes the conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation of a Mutual Mentoring initiative from 2006 to 2014.
- Institutional Approaches to Mentoring Faculty Colleagues, published in Inside Higher Education by Joya Misra, Ember Skye Kanelee and Ethel L. Mickey; March 18, 2021
- “When Mentoring is the Medium” published in To Improve the Academy, describes the evolution of the Mutual Mentoring model at the University of Massachusetts.
- How to Succeed in the Academy: A Chair’s Advice to Junior Faculty on the Tomorrow's Professor Blog created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, provides seven concise mentoring tips.
- “From Mentor to Mentoring Networks: Mentoring in the Academy” in Change magazine, discusses numerous mentoring studies, models, and programs.
- Principles of Good Practice contains information for department chairs on how to support early-career faculty through distinct principles such as improving review and tenure processes, encouraging positive relations with colleagues and students, and easing stresses of time and balance.
- Ten Things That New Faculty Want to Hear contains advice on how to improve the quality of academic life.
- The Office of the Provost posts information relevant to the careers of all faculty, including the Faculty Guide and the Academic Personnel Policy (also known as “The Red Book”).
For additional information on mentoring, please see our selected bibliography and list of other resources.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The NCFDD has additional excellent resources. UMass Amherst is a member, so you can access many pod-casts, workshops, and other helpful information through their website. Learn more here!