About the Program

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For the sixth year of the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) 2016-17, new mentors (associate and full professors) and mentees (assistant professors) are welcome to be a part of the program (instructors also welcome). The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) is proud to announce that in its fourth year the continued expansion of the program with faculty from the Colleges of Law and Medicine expressing interest in participating. Currently the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, Engineering & Computing, and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work are participating, as well as the Office of Research and Economic Development partnership to bring in new speakers.

We hope to bring you workshops on some of the following topics: NIH for Dummies Workshop, NEH Humanities Workshop, Tips on Tenure & Promotion, Evaluation, Summer Planning, Leadership and a host of invited speakers from the Office of Research and Economic Development and others. Please watch the 2016-17 Schedule tab to learn more about our upcoming events and workshops topics.

The Faculty Mentor Program was established to address some of the needs and concerns that faculty expressed in the 2010 Faculty Climate survey. Specifically, CASE faculty reported wanting more consistent opportunities for career advice and mentorship. The CASE administration responded to this need and continues to expand the program to include other colleges at FIU. In 2012-2013, the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) at Florida International University (FIU) announced that for its college-wide, formal faculty mentor program, the program joined by the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC). And then in 2013-14, it was joined by the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work.

The Faculty Mentor Program accepts Assistant Professors in as mentees, and Associate or Full Professors in as mentors. Mentors and mentees are matched based on research interests and disciplinary demands, and come from different departments in the respective colleges. Typically, pairs are matched at the beginning of each academic year to coincide with the Mentor Orientations. Then a variety of workshops and events are held over the course of the academic year to scaffold the mentor-mentee relationship and help both parties achieve a successful relationship.