Faculty Mentoring Committee

University Faculty Mentoring Program was established by Provost Mohamed El-Aasser in Fall 2004 to develop a university-wide system for faculty mentoring and more generally to promote programs that will enhance the success of faculty after they arrive at Lehigh and throughout their careers. Faculty mentoring can often lead to higher job satisfaction, improved teaching, research skills, productivity, informed choices concerning service to the university, and increased collegiality. Lehigh's Faculty Mentors can also provide new faculty members with ideas about teaching and research at Lehigh, as well as insights on life in the Lehigh Valley.

The program is implemented by the University Faculty Mentoring Committee which assists in planning the annual orientation for new faculty, organizes events to bring together mentors and mentees, and functions as a clearing house for information regarding mentoring for colleges and departments.

View a list of current committee members >

For a list of current faculty mentors >


Useful References

An Agenda for Excellence:  Creating Flexibility in Tenure-Track Faculty Careers (PDF)

Perspectives on What Pre-Tenure Faculty Want and What Six Research Universities Provide:  A Report of the Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) (PDF)

University Faculty Mentoring Program FAQs

What is Faculty Mentoring?

Best Practices in Mentoring

What's Next After You Say Hello: First Steps in Mentoring (PDF)

Why is Mentoring Beneficial?

Tips for Being an Effective Mentor

Helping New Faculty Get Off to a Good Start (PDF)

Does Mentoring New Faculty Make a Difference? (PDF)

Bibliography from the University of Michigan Career Advising

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