Helpful Links

Faculty Mentoring Worksheets

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost offers various Faculty Development worksheets through their Provost’s Mentored Faculty Scholars Program to provide guidance for mentoring relationships. Faculty mentors and mentees are encouraged to take advantage of these resources.

  1. Individual Development Plan Worksheet
  2. Mentee Self-Assessment Worksheet
  3. Mentor Worksheet (Defining Mentoring Relationship Expectations)
  4. Mentee Worksheet (Defining Mentoring Relationship Expectations)

Faculty Mentoring Podcasts

  1. Beyond PhD
    • This podcast series offers information and tips for selecting mentors, identifying appropriate research mentors, and modernizing mentorship programs with graduate students, junior faculty, and senior faculty.
  2. Changing Academic Life
    • The Changing Academic Life podcast series offers long-form conversations with academics and thought leaders, as well as bite-size musings on specific topics. This podcast tells personal stories we don’t often hear and shows very diverse ways of being an academic and ‘doing’ academia. Episodes are full of practical insights and tips, and also point to the bigger challenges we need to work on together – how to change academic culture and the rules of the game to be more sustainable, collaborative, and effective.
  3. How to Be a Great Mentor
    • This 5-part series was created by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, founder and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. This series provides mentors and academic institutions helpful information on how to successfully mentor faculty.
  4. John Hopkins University: Faculty Factory Podcast
    • This podcast is hosted by Dr. Kimberly A. Skarupski, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Development at John Hopkins University. Episodes such as “Navigating the Junior Faculty Years” and “Promotion Criteria and Rewarding the Work of our Faculty” provide information to faculty in successfully navigating academia.
  5. Mentoring Best Practices
    • This guide provides information to mentors and mentees regarding relationship building, best practices, roles, and evaluation. In addition, the guide provides information on organizing a mentoring program and provides resources such as checklists and models.
  6. Michigan State University: Academic Advancement Mentoring Mentor Models
    • This webpage offers information on various mentoring models. The models featured are intentional informal mentoring, mentoring networks, mutual mentoring, peer mentoring, career advising, and virtual mentoring.
  7. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity: Rethinking Mentoring
    • The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. Their podcast explores a wide-range of topics on faculty mentoring.

  8. The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring
    • This online magazine provides articles, recommendations, and tips on mentoring.
  9. Understanding the Value of Mentoring Relationships
    • Dr. Latoya Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement and an Assistant Professor of Practice and Dr. Richard Reddick, Senior Vice Provost for Curriculum & Enrollment, Dean of Undergraduate Studies Designate and Professor of Higher Education Leadership and African and African Diaspora Studies discuss the value of mentoring relationships.
  10. University of California at Davis: Faculty Mentoring Faculty Program
    • This podcast series provides episodes focused on mentoring. Podcast episode topics include training teaching assistants and the benefits of journaling. 
  11. Virtual Mentoring through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
    • Virtual mentoring is provided through UT Austin’s institutional membership in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Resources include weekly “Monday Motivator” emails, "monthly online workshops, and the quarterly 14-Day Writing Challenge." UT faculty can activate their sub-membership.
  12. When Searching for Mentors, Look “Beyond Race”
    • This podcast features Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who talks about the importance of mentoring in academia, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
  13. 15 Minutes to Develop your Research Career
    • A podcast on professional development for researchers. The podcast features insights from a range of experts working inside and outside academia. Each episode focuses on important skills and topics, from getting published for the first time to understanding the different career paths researchers can take.