Establishing a New Faculty Mentoring Program: Proposal Development


Mentoring programs for new faculty provide clear benefits to the participant. However, the availability of mentoring is typically uneven across many campuses. This article describes how faculty development centers can successfully propose a New Faculty Mentoring Program that both benefits and saves money for the larger university. Preparation for a proposal includes a review of the current literature on campus mentoring, an examination of the needs of potential stakeholders, a review of data collected on retention/tenure for new faculty, an analysis of current campus resources, a pilot program and plans for assessment of the program.