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Re-Thinking Mentoring Workshop: Building Communities of Inclusion, Support & Accountability

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Where: UT Conference Center, room 406, 600 Henley Street


This workshop, offered by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity and facilitated by Dr. Joy Gayles from North Carolina State University, is designed to start a new type of discussion about mentoring by describing the common problems that pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty members experience and why traditional mentoring programs fail to meet those needs. The workshop will propose an alternative framework for mentoring that focuses on needs assessment and shifts the idea of mentoring from a relationship between two faculty members towards building a broad network of support, community and accountability. It will conclude with a presentation of best practices in mentoring pre-tenure, under-represented and mid-career faculty.

The workshop will help answer the following questions:

  • Does your department, college or university effectively mentor pre-tenure faculty?
  • How can you work towards providing faculty at different stages of career development meaningful mentoring relationships and experiences?
  • How does mentoring differ for pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty?
  • How can institutions provide effective mentoring for under-represented faculty?

Please click the link below to register for this important opportunity.  Participation may be limited based on space and available resources.

Should you have any questions, please contact Heather Cockrum, Executive Assistant to the Provost (


To receive parking validation, attendees should park in the Locust Street Parking Garage (located across from the YMCA and closest in proximity) or Market Square Parking Garage. If these garages are full, please note that we are unable to validate parking for surrounding lots and garages. Attendees should present their parking tickets for either of these garages during registration to receive validation stickers. Click for directions to Locust Street and Market Square parking garages.

The Knoxville Trolley is also available at no cost to attendees. The Orange Line runs on a 15-minute frequency route from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. on the day of our workshop. Click for a map of the route and stops.

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