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Faculty Mentoring Library

The purpose of this webpage is to provide a curated list of journal articles and resources from other institutions related to establishing, cultivating, and developing positive faculty mentoring relationships.

Within this section, peer-reviewed articles have been organized into 5 sub topics related to faculty mentoring in higher education. Those subtopics are:

  1. General Faculty Support & Success
  2. Faculty Retention
  3. Career Support
  4. Teaching & Research
  5. Building Community & Connections
General Faculty Support/Success
Wild, L., Canale, A. M., & Herdklotz, C. The power of many: Mentoring networks for growth and development. 2017 College & University
Thorndyke, L. E., Gusic, M. E., & Milner, R. J. Functional mentoring: A practical approach with multilevel outcomes. 2008 Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Danaei, K. J. Case study: Adjunct’s perspectives of a mentoring program at a community college. 2019 Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
Penick Brock, T., Assemi, M., Corelli, R. L., El-Ibiary, S. Y., Kavookjian, J., Martin, B. A., & Suchanek Hudmon, K. A nontraditional faculty development initiative using a social media platform. 2014 American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Linda, P. T., Lori, N., & Teresa, M. A ten-year faculty mentoring program: Administrator, mentor, and mentee perspectives. 2009 International Journal of Learning
Silva, K., Correia, A.-P., & Pardo-Ballester, C. A faculty mentoring experience: Learning together in second life. 2010 Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education
Borders, L. D., Young, J. S., Wester, K. L., Murray, C. E., Villalba, J. A., Lewis, T. F., & Mobley, A. K. Mentoring promotion/tenure-seeking faculty: Principles of good practice within a counselor education program. 2011 Counselor Education and Supervision
Donnelly, R., & McSweeney, F. From humble beginnings: evolving mentoring within professional development for academic staff. 2011 Professional Development in Education
Kensington-Miller, B. Catalyst: A peer mentoring model supporting new academics. 2014 Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Mendez, S. L., Conley, V. M., Tygret, J., Gerhardt, R., & Haynes, C. Encore: Retired faculty as mentors. 2019 Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Mullen, C. A., & Hutinger, J. L At the tipping point? Role of formal faculty mentoring in changing university research cultures. 2008 Journal of In-Service Education
Waddell, J., Martin, J., Schwind, J. K., & Lapum, J. L. A faculty-based mentorship circle: Positioning new faculty for success. 2016 Canadian Journal of Higher Education
Beckmann, E. A. Leadership through fellowship: Distributed leadership in a professional recognition scheme for university educators. 2017 Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Faculty Retention
Thomas, J. D., Lunsford, L. G., & Rodrigues, H. A. Early career academic staff support: Evaluating mentoring networks. 2015 Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Bagramian, R. A., Taichman, R. S., McCauley, L., Green, T. C., & Inglehart, M. R. Mentoring of dental and dental hygiene faculty: A case study. 2011 Journal of Dental Education
Thomas, N., Bystydzienski, J., & Desai, A. Changing institutional culture through peer mentoring of women STEM faculty. 2015 Innovative Higher Education
Kohn, H. A mentoring program to help junior faculty members achieve scholarship success. 2014 American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Blauvelt, M. J., & Spath, M. L. Passing the torch: A faculty mentoring program at one school of nursing. 2008 Nursing Education Perspectives
Green, C. E., & King, V. G. Sisters Mentoring Sisters: Africentric leadership development for black women in the academy. 2001 Journal of Negro Education
Career Support
Morrison, L. J., Lorens, E., Bandiera, G., Liles, W. C., Lee, L., Hyland, R., McDonald-Blumer, H., Allard, J. P., Panisko, D. M., Heathcote, E. J., & Levinson, W. Impact of a formal mentoring program on academic promotion of Department of Medicine faculty: A comparative study. 2014 Medical Teacher
Ockene, J. K., Milner, R. J., Thorndyke, L. E., Congdon, J., & Cain, J. M. Peers for promotion: Achieving academic advancement through facilitated peer mentoring. 2017 Journal of Faculty Development
Pellegrino, K., Sweet, B., Derges Kastner, J., Russell, H. A., & Reese, J. Becoming music teacher educators: Learning from and with each other in a professional development community. 2014 International Journal of Music Education
Magaldi-Dopman, D., Marshall, A. M., Rivera-McCutchen, R. L., & Roberts, L. A. AcaDames: Living and working towards tenure. 2015 Journal of Faculty Development
Carmel, R. G., & Paul, M. W. Mentoring and coaching in academia: Reflections on a mentoring/coaching relationship. 2015 Policy Futures in Education
Yun, J. H., Baldi, B., & Sorcinelli, M. D. Mutual mentoring for early-career and underrepresented faculty: Model, research, and practice. 2016 Innovative Higher Education
Teaching & Research
Williams, V. N., Medina, M. S., Fentem, L. R., & Carlson, J. R. Assessment of the research component in an 11-month interprofessional faculty development program for early career faculty. 2015 Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
Zeind, C. S., Zdanowicz, M., MacDonald, K., Parkhurst, C., King, C., & Wizwer, P. Developing a sustainable faculty mentoring program. 2005 American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Straus, S. E., Graham, I. D., Taylor, M., & Lockyer, J Development of a mentorship strategy: A knowledge translation case study. 2008 Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Bertram, A., Yeh, H. C., Bass, E. B., Brancati, F., Levine, D., & Cofrancesco, J. How we developed the GIM clinician-educator mentoring and scholarship program to assist faculty with promotion and scholarly work. 2015 Medical Teacher
Goodwin, L. D. A synergistic approach to faculty mentoring. 2004 Journal of Faculty Development
Hamilton, J., Fox, M., & McEwan, M. Sessional academic success: A distributed framework for academic support and development. 2013 Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
Barnard, S., Mallaband, B., & Leder Mackley, K. Enhancing skills of academic researchers: The development of a participatory threefold peer learning model. 2019 Innovations in Education and Teaching International
Haines, S. L., & Popovich, N. G. Engaging external senior faculty members as faculty mentors. 2014 American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Huston, T., & Weaver, C. L. Peer coaching: Professional development for experienced faculty. 2008 Innovative Higher Education
Mathias, H. Mentoring on a programme for new university teachers: A partnership in revitalizing and empowering collegiality. 2005 International Journal for Academic Development
Smith, D. K., Martinez, A. D., Lanigan, J., Wells-Moses, K., & Koehler, C. Scholarly mentor program: Supporting faculty in the writing and publication process. 2018 Journal of Faculty Development
Building Community & Connections
Willingham-McLain, L., Margolis, J., & Klingler, N. Designing and evaluating a near-peer mentoring exchange for early-career faculty. 2019 Journal of Faculty Development
Cook, D. A., Bahn, R. S., & Menaker, R. Speed mentoring: An innovative method to facilitate mentoring relationships. 2010 Medical Teacher
Penman, J., & Willsher, K. Academic partnerships at a regional university campus: A fresh look at faculty mentoring. 2007 Education in Rural Australia
Baker, S. L. Nurse educator orientation: Professional development that promotes retention. 2010 Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Keyser, D. J., Abedin, Z., Schultz, D. J., & Pincus, H. A. Mentorship in the context of interdisciplinary geriatric research: Lessons learned from the RAND/Hartford Program for Building Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research Centers. 2012 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Eret, E., YerİN GÜNerİ, O., & ÇApa Aydin, Y. Evaluation of peer mentoring program in higher education: Does it support smooth transition of new faculty to the academia? 2018 Yüksekögretim ve Bilim Dergisi
Farrer, R. Early career dance academia: An investigation into the DanceHE Early Career Mentor Scheme. 2018 Research in Dance Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a proud institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs. They are 100% dedicated to helping faculty make successful transitions throughout their careers.

Below are a few of their resources related to faculty mentoring.

  • Mentoring Skills: Building the Relationship – From Plymouth University, this video explains the importance of building the mentoring relationship and creating rapport, describes how to create rapport, and identifies ways to maintain rapport throughout a mentoring session.
  • Mentoring Skills: Quality & Skills of a Mentor – From Plymouth University, this video helps the listener describe the qualities and skills of an effective mentor and identify mentor competencies that would benefit them, the mentee.
  • A Good Mentor is… – From the Duke University Graduate School, this video interviews winners of the Duke Graduate School’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and asks them “What are the qualities of a good mentor for students?”
  • Mentoring for Personal and Professional Development – From the Association for Project Management, this video is designed for project professionals of all career levels who would like to understand how being mentored and/or being a mentor can positively impact both personal and professional development.
  • How to Be a Great Mentor – Everybody agrees that mentorship is critical to the success of corporate companies and organizations, yet few discuss what should be done to improve their mentorship process. Kenneth Ortiz shares his thoughts and wisdom on what is needed to develop successful mentor relationships to raise up the next level of leaders around us.
  • Failure and the Importance of Mentors – Patrick Boland (Centre for School Leadership, Ireland) explains the process of failure, and how mentors can help us overcome our fears and strive to become the best version of ourselves.
  • The Science of Mentorship – Shawn Blanchard (Mentorship Expert, Author, and Speaker) explains his research, and shares his personal experiences to define mentorship. He also displays the application of his findings to develop the what, why, when, and how behind the Science of Mentorship.
  • The Power of Mentoring – Lori Hunt (Provost at the Community College of Spokane) explains the power of mentoring and how intentional vs. unintentional mentoring can have a positive impact on the lives of those around you.
  • Why the Power of Mentoring Can Change the World – Shirley Liu (Global Vice President, L’Oreal) shares her personal story of two mentees’ mirroring lives and the powerful insights it brought into her life. Through her story, we learn why advocating and acting to make mentoring a mainstream activity can positively inspire people to make positive change in their world through mentoring others.
  • How Reverse Mentorship Can Help Create Better Leaders – Patrice Gordon (Executive Coach) explains why reverse mentorship is an effective strategy to widen the perspectives of current leaders, meet the needs of the business or organization, and also create a pathway for future leaders from within the organization.