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Faculty Mentoring Program

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"Good mentors can offer gentle corrections and input on how to navigate. When truly difficult situations arise, good mentorship can mean the difference between whether a faculty member will stay on the tenure track or leave." Dr. Briana Gross, Department of Biology

Benefits for Mentees:


  • Develop career goals
  • Understand benchmarks for tenure and/or promotion
  • Navigate the culture and processes at Swenson College and UMD
  • Prioritize responsibilities


  • Obtain a sense of being valued and welcomed
  • Receive encouragement and advocacy


  • Build professional relationships
  • Develop collaborations
  • Increase networking opportunities


  • Improve teaching effectiveness
  • Increase productivity
  • Receive constructive feedback