Faculty Peer Mentoring Program

The Faculty Peer Mentoring Program is a cross-disciplinary, one-to-one faculty mentoring program sponsored and coordinated by the Office of the Provost. The program provides a formal opportunity for early career faculty members to receive advice and guidance from a faculty member from outside their own department. 

The goals of the Faculty Peer Mentoring Program are to orient early career faculty members to the VCU academic community and to assist them in successfully launching their academic careers at VCU. The program seeks to support early career faculty members, enabling them to succeed and thrive in the academy as both scholars and educators. 

Applications for the 2020-21 cohort are due at 5 p.m. on September 4, 2020. In addition to tenured and tenure-track faculty members, we are seeking the inaugural group of term faculty mentors and mentees for the fall 2020 cohort. Learn more and apply below:

Who can apply to be a mentee or mentor in the Faculty Peer Mentoring Program? 

Early career faculty members are encouraged to apply as mentees, including those with the rank of assistant professor (tenure track or term) and instructor (term). Professors (tenured or term) and associate professors (tenured or term) are encouraged to apply to be mentors. 

 

Why are mentees paired with mentors from outside their own departments?

Cross department mentee-mentor matches offer early career faculty members a confidential space in which to speak candidly with a mentor who is not directly involved with their tenure review process.

 

What about other mentoring opportunities at the university and within the community? 

The Faculty Peer Mentoring Program complements departmental and group mentoring opportunities that exist across the university. We encourage early career faculty members to take advantage of multiple forms of mentoring and to form mentoring relationships both inside and outside of the university. Learn about more resources for VCU faculty members on the Faculty Resources page

 

Where can I learn more about the VCU Peer Mentoring Program? 

The Guidebook for Participants and End of Year Report are available on VCU Scholars Compass. These resources detail mentoring information and best practices, previous participants, and data collected via participant feedback. 

 

Who can I contact for more information or with questions? 

Please email vpfacaffrs@vcu.edu 

If you are an early career faculty member interested in participating in this year’s Faculty Peer Mentoring Program as a mentee, please complete the brief enrollment form linked below.

The information you provide on the form will help guide the program administrators to identify a mentor for you. 

Click here to apply as a mentee

If you are a faculty member interested in participating in this year’s Faculty Peer Mentoring Program as a mentor, please complete the brief enrollment form linked below.

The information you provide on the form will help guide the program administrators to identify a mentee for you.

Click here to apply as a mentor