Mutual Mentoring Program Guide
The comprehensive Mutual Mentoring Guide* provides helpful information on the OFD Mutual Mentoring program, examples of projects, and guidance for building a productive mentoring network. *UMass Amherst NetID login required
ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Grant Program
The UMass ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Grant Program supports innovative faculty led projects that focus on and promote: research collaboration, inclusive communities, and shared decision-making. Team Grants are faculty-driven, context-sensitive mentoring projects, orchestrated by teams that conceive and carry out their own project plans. UMass ADVANCE particularly encourages proposals from faculty members in NSF-supported fields (the College of Engineering, College of Information and Computer Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, or College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, or in the departments of Management in the Isenberg School of Management and Linguistics in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts).
OFD has developed Mentoring Tools to support faculty career guidance and the creation of formal mentoring structures.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The NCFDD has excellent mentoring resources. UMass Amherst is an institutional member, so you can access many pod-casts, workshops, and other helpful information through their website. It’s free to sign up with your UMass ID. Sign up here!
NCFDD Mutual Mentoring Map
- 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.
- “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”).