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Faculty Mentoring Academy

An emerging trend among universities is to provide formal mentoring enhancement programs. According to the National Academy Report (2019), “one of the most well-studied and well-known approaches to mentorship education in STEMM” is the curriculum developed by Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). This is the first research mentor education program to positively impact mentors and mentees (2019).

To promote a culture of mentoring within and across Texas A&M University, faculty can enhance their mentoring capacity using seven evidence-based mentoring competencies developed by CIMER. Each competency workshop utilizes customized case studies and activities and is facilitated by faculty who are trained CIMER facilitators. Designed to maximize faculty interaction and dialogue, these workshops provide a safe environment to share and discuss experiences. Faculty participation can be on a rolling basis.

Faculty who complete all seven competencies will receive a letter of completion from the Office of the Dean of Faculties and Center for Teaching Excellence.

Session Competencies

  Click here to read the learning outcomes for each session competency listed below.


  1. Maintaining Effective Communication
  2. Aligning Expectations
  3. Assessing Understanding
  4. Addressing Equity and Inclusion
  5. Fostering Independence
  6. Promoting Professional Development
  7. Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan


If you are interested in participating in upcoming Faculty Mentoring Academy Competencies, please complete the survey here.

Faculty Mentoring Academy Calendar of Events

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  Competency   Date   Time
  Maintaining Effective Communication    Oct 6th     12:30 - 2:30 pm
  Aligning Expectations   Oct 13th     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  Addressing Equity & Inclusion   Oct 27th   12:00 - 1:30 pm
  Promoting Professional Development   Nov 2nd     10:00 - 11:30 am
  Fostering Independence   Nov 4th    1:30 - 3:00 pm
  Assessing Understanding   Nov 10th   12:30 - 2:00 pm