The Faculty of Color Mentorship Program’s mission is to provide structural support to faculty of color at all levels of career development, from onboarding to post-tenure, with specific attention to address their unmet needs through multi-faceted and cross-race/ethnicity mentoring.
To retain and recruit faculty of color in order to enhance university-wide commitment towards serving the needs of community of color, recent immigrant and diverse communities.
- Truthful and Just
- Implement an onboarding process which is inclusive and comprehensive for faculty of color
- Identify and train tenured faculty of color to serve as mentors for probationary faculty
- Develop cross-race/ethnicity strategies for continuing support to faculty for their professional development from onboarding to retirement.
- One-on-one mentoring
- Interdepartmental mentoring
- Group mentoring with organized programs and social activities
- Training for mentors and administrators
- Year-end assessments
- Culturally relevant resources
Benefits of the program
- Cross-race/ethnicity mentoring
- Resources for professional development including scholarship and teaching skills oriented towards faculty of color
- Strategic networking with peers, professional organizations, and communities of shared interests
- Network of support on campus and system wide promoting collaboration and advocacy on relevant issues
- Developing leadership skills