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Faculty Mentoring Program


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“My mentors helped me navigate the sometimes stressful path through the tenure process. Their advice helped me achieve me goals and reminded me to maintain an effective work-life balance.” Dr. David Saftner, Department of Civil Engineering

UMD Campus in Winter

Benefits to Departments and the College

Stability: 

Increase retention of successful and happy faculty; advance institutional and professional commitment

Climate:

Cultivate a work climate that is respectful, inclusive, and transparent; nurture identity as a collegial and cohesive college; maintain communication between faculty and administrators

Productivity: 

Enhance faculty effectiveness in the realms of  research, teaching, and service; provide avenues of communication that lead to innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration; raise the institutional reputation through faculty achievement

Leadership:

Develop skills for future leaders