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.


Download Slides from Dr. Sorcinelli's Presentation to the Faculty Excellence Advocates (January 10-11, 2011)


ADAPP-ADVANCE Interview Clips with Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli:

Other Resources:

UMASS-Amherst Mutual Mentoring Web Site