Faculty Mentoring Program

The CUNY Faculty Mentoring Program pairs a senior faculty mentor with a junior faculty member who has a set of specific goals and needs which require a one-on-one mentorship relationship.

The program is offered in cases where a junior faculty member has not identified an appropriate mentor in their own department or college


Specific goals of the Faculty Mentoring Program are:

  • To provide support and guidance to junior faculty member primarily in the areas of grant preparation and submission but also, where appropriate, other issues can be included such as publishing, organizational skills/time management, enhancing professional visibility and creating opportunities for junior faculty to gain the skills to achieve a balance between teaching, research, and other commitments.

  • To provide a professional and confidential relationship where ideas can be exchanged, feedback can be provided and skills can be enhanced.



Requirements of the Faculty Mentoring Program:

Mentors and mentees are required to schedule at least one face-to-face meeting per semester.

Both Mentor and mentee must participate in the evaluation of the Program by completing the Faculty Mentoring Program Goals Form <doc> which should be completed during a face-to-face meeting.

Mentors are also expected to be available on an as-needed basis, based on the specific goals and needs defined in the Program Goals form.

This contact may include such activities as: phone calls, jointly attending workshops, or by video conferencing.