The Faculty Handbook states that, “Mentoring is an important component of faculty responsibilities. Depending on the discipline, the research effort involves the supervision and mentoring of undergraduate students, graduate students, other faculty, and those occupying post-doctoral or other research positions. Such mentoring is also part of a faculty member’s teaching effort. Mentoring of junior faculty is a significant service responsibility of senior faculty members.”
To assist faculty with their mentoring responsibilities, each school and several central university units make available information on best practices and guidance for becoming more effective mentors.