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Faculty Mentoring Certificate Program

The Faculty Mentoring Certificate program consists of a sequence of four workshops that are designed to help participants reflect on their mentoring practices and experiences, understand different approaches to mentoring, and develop a mentoring philosophy.  The program presents foundational strategies for beginning, sustaining, and evolving a mentoring relationship, and core issues that are essential to address throughout the relationship. The topics of cross-cultural and cross-generational mentoring, as well as power dynamics and bias, are woven throughout the program.


This program is designed for full-time faculty who are preparing to mentor other faculty for the first time and experienced faculty who are interested in improving and updating their existing mentoring practices.  We are seeking to include full professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, and distinguished lecturers in this program.

Delivery Method

The program is currently designed for in-person delivery.

Spring 2024 Session Dates

  • 3/8, 8:30-10:00 am
  • 3/22, 8:30-10:00 am
  • 4/5, 8:30-10:00 am
  • 4/19, 8:30-10:00 am

Sign-up Process

Space is limited to 10-12 participants, so we ask those who are interested in the program to complete this application form.  The application deadline was noon on February 9th, 2024.

Faculty who sign-up to complete the certificate program are expected to commit to attending all four sessions.

Spring 2024 Program Delivery Team

  • Michael Higdon, Associate Dean, College of Law
  • Sharon Jean-Philippe, Professor, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Mingzhou Jin, Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mitsu Misawa, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • David Patterson, Professor Emeritus, College of Social Work
  • Steven Waller, Professor, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies