The recent National Academy Report: Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM (2019) shares important information related to mentoring in higher education, including the following:

1. “Mentoring experiences can be transformative for the people involved” (p. 15).
2. “Despite its important place in the academic culture, mentorship rarely receives the focused attention, evaluation, and recognition of other aspects of the professional development process, such as teaching and research” (p. 16).
3. “There is still an absence of intentionality, both in designing programs for particular mentor and mentee functions in contexts and in evaluating these components specifically” (p. 23).

The National Academy Report: Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM (2019) helps cultivate an institutional commitment and collaboration with Faculty Affairs, the Graduate and Professional School and the Center for Teaching Excellence to promote a culture of mentoring within and across Texas A&M University. To this end, many foundational and structural efforts have been implemented, such as:

  • CIMER facilitator training for thirty-two faculty
  • Full series of Faculty Mentoring Academy Competencies
  • Equipping for Mentor workshops

Learn more about the following Mentoring Program components:

Faculty Mentoring Academy
Graduate Mentoring Academy

Mentorship Resources
Community of Mentors

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019). The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25568.