Materials on the Mutual Mentoring Initiative at the University of Massachussets, Amherst
The ADAPP-ADVANCE initiative is committed to developing supportive institutional policies that will advance excellence and inclusiveness among the MSU faculty---and particularly in support of women and faculty members of color. Accordingly, the ADAPP-ADVANCE workgroup on faculty mentoring, led by co-principal investigator, Clare Luz, has worked diligently to develop and submit a university-wide policy for the implementation of formal mentoring programs in each college. This new policy was endorsed by the University Committee on Faculty Affairs in late November.
As this policy passes through university governance, ADAPP-ADVANCE is working to identity and develop models and programs that may be adapted for use in units and departments across the university. On January 10-11, Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Associate Provost for Faculty Development at University of Massachussets, Amherst, visited MSU and met with faculty and administrators to introduce UMASS' "Mutual Mentoring" Initiative, supported by the Mellon Foundation.
ADAPP-ADVANCE Interview Clips with Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli:
- What is Mutual Mentoring?
- Who Can Be a Mentor?
- Building Mentoring Networks
- How Should Institutions Support Mentoring?
- Institutional Support: The Case at U Mass-Amherst
- Team Grants and Micro-Grants in the Mutual Mentoring Initiative
- Impact of Mutual Mentoring on Faculty and Institutional Cultures
- Advancing Diversity: Mutual Mentoring for Women and Faculty of Color
- The Need for Additional Research
- Goal Setting and Assessment of Mentoring Networks
- Possibilities for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
- Confidentiality in Mentoring