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Faculty Mentoring Program

UMD Campus in Winter

“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

Benefits to Departments and the College


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


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


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


Develop skills for future leaders