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The Faculty Member’s Guide to Career Success Through Mentoring provides strategies for achieving success in academia by gaining adequate and appropriate mentoring. Expecting that you can get all the help you need from a single source is unrealistic. This guide will show you how to deploy a networking model to find an array of mentors who can supply help and advice in the areas where you need it. This guide explores  how to establish and refine your goals, find and choose appropriate mentors, and cultivate and evaluate your mentoring relationships.



The Council of Advisors is a group of experienced faculty members who have volunteered to provide career advising to assistant professors in the regular rank and in-residence series. The Council is made up of former members of the Academic Senate Council on Academic Personnel (CAP), as well as Full Professors. Members represent all areas of the campus, including the School of Medicine. This Council provides both breadth and depth in terms of understanding what is required to advance through the faculty ranks at UCLA.

If you are interested in participating in the Council of Advisors Program, please email Diversity & Faculty Development or call (310) 206-7411


"Getting the Mentoring You Need," January 14, 2014, for Assistant Professors and Advisees in the Council of Advisors.

Career Advising/Mentoring Conference, UCI PAID Consortium - Nov. 4, 2011 -- Program Materials



National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides a professional development, training, and mentoring community to help new faculty members make a successful transition from graduate student to professor. UCLA has obtained an institutional membership so that all UCLA faculty members, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students can take part in the program benefits free for one year.

Information on how to activate your account.

image of website front page of MentorNet MentorNet®'s One-on-One Program links undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career faculty in engineering, science, math, and technology with professionals in their fields for mentoring relationships. It includes Latinas in Computing Web Portal.
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Earth Science Women’s Network


Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees (PDF)

VCU School of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Guide

Faculty Mentoring Resources @ UW Oshkosh

"Candor in the Evaluation of Tenure-Track Faculty." Good Practice in Tenure Evaluation

Academic Mentoring—How to Give It and How to Get It. A.S. Detsky & M.O. Baerlocher

Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty. NSF ADVANCE, University of Michigan

Mentoring the Mentors: Aligning Mentor and Mentee Expectations. J.M. Lee et al.

How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty at a Diverse University. University of Michigan, The Rackham School of Graduate Studies


Diversity & Faculty Development Chair Forum Materials: Mentoring and Advancement

Mentoring New Faculty: Advice to Department Chairs. M.A. Olmstead, University of Washington

Principles of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty. M.D. Scorcinelli