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 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 an environment to share and discuss experiences. Faculty participation can be on a rolling basis.
Faculty who complete all competencies will receive a letter of completion co-signed by leadership within the Center for Teaching Excellence, Faculty Affairs, and the Graduate and Professional School.
Session CompetenciesClick here
to read the learning outcomes for each session competency listed below.
1. Maintaining Effective Communication
2. Aligning Expectations
3. Assessing Understanding
4. Fostering Independence
5. Promoting Professional Development
6. Supporting Well-Being in Mentoring
7. Cultivating Ethical Behavior Mentoring
8. Enhancing Work-Life Integration in Mentoring
9. 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