A mentoring program is recognized as a useful way of orienting new faculty members to the requirements of academia during the early years of their academic careers.
By pairing each new faculty member with an experienced and well-respected faculty member, new faculty are guided in achieving their academic goals and maximizing their full potential. All aspects of the program are intended to assist the new faculty member, with the mentor providing advice and direction as requested (responsibility is maintained by the new faculty member).
Various mentoring programs have been developed at numerous Universities across North America. The University of Alberta's mentoring program has been drawn extensively from the University of Toronto.
The following information has been extracted and modified from a recent study on the benefits of mentoring by the Association of American Colleges.
Goals of the Mentorship Program
Benefits of the Mentorship Program
Information for Mentors
Mentorship Program Review
For more information about the Faculty of Science's Mentorship Program contact:
Margaret-Ann Armour, Associate Dean (Diversity)