Faculty Mentoring in a Networked World

SU ADVANCE is happy to share these mentoring and networking resources with you. After gathering feedback from multiple campus constituencies, we developed these resources as a compilation of "best practice" information for developing strong developmental relationships as well as resources and tools that bring the ideas associated with developmental networks - a specific kind of mentoring - to life.

What will you find here?

Tools and information for developing, supporting, and leading mentoring


  • For those working toward a career goal, use the information resources and tools to identify and leverage your strengths, to guide your thinking when setting goals, to identify key players in your developmental network, and get ideas on how to manage the network relationships that will contribute to career success.
  • Those who provide support through mentoring will also find the information and tools useful.  These resources can help you think about navigating differences, clarifying expectations, identifying your skills in the mentoring arena, and keeping track of the service you provide in developing others.
  • Finally, academic leaders will find the overall discussion of program assessment strategies for guiding a positive mentoring climate useful.

If you would like to schedule a workshop on how to use these materials most effectively, or if just have a quick question or two, send a note to SU ADVANCE staff.

Information Resources

Best practice information in the world of mentoring and developmental networks

Would you like a printed copy of the full toolkit?  Send a request to the SU ADVANCE staff.  Or, select the section that interests you most to view on screen or print.  All documents require Adobe Reader 7.0 or later to view.

Introduction: Project Background

Section 1: Developmental Networks - A shared model and language for mentoring

Section 2: Developing - Getting the mentoring you need

Section 3: Supporting as a Mentor

Section 4: Mentoring Leadership

Section 5: Sensitivity to Differences

Section 6: Social Network Theory and Mentoring

Addendum: Resources, Links, and References

Tools

Downloadable PDFs that you can print and use as helpful.

DEVELOPING: For those pursuing a goal ("mentees")

Recognizing and Leveraging Your Strengths

Goal Development By Domain

Developmental Network Plan

Developmental Network Plan Progress Review

Essential Conversations Tracking

SUPPORTING: For those who provide assistance ("mentors")

Mentorship Agreement

Documenting Mentoring Activities

Mentor Readiness Inventory

LEADING: For those trying to transform department or unit practice on mentoring