Retaining talented faculty across all ranks is critical to the strategic mission of UMaine.

Departmental Mentoring
Every unit should have a strategic approach to faculty mentoring, but some departments need a little help developing an effective faculty mentoring plan. 
These resources will help you develop a departmental strategy that facilitates beneficial  mentoring relationships for your faculty.

Beyond Discipline
An outside voice might just change your approach to professional development. 
The Rising Tide Center Targeted Mentoring program benefits mentors and mentees with a focused commitment driven by the mentees’ needs.  Senior faculty share their unique expertise with junior faculty seeking to develop skills in specific, targeted areas of academia, such as establishing a research program, preparing competitive grant applications, establishing a reputation as a scholar, and more. The Rising Tide Center connects mentors and mentees to facilitate critical professional relationships that go beyond discipline.

Not Enough Hours in the Day 
Targeted mentoring might be what you need – a small commitment provides big rewards.  
The program is open to all faculty, regardless of rank, gender, or discipline. And the Rising Tide Center can even help you find a mentor with leadership experience and skills or a mentor who can help you focus on advancing to full professor!

Who Makes a Good Mentor?
Those willing to share their experience and expertise to help their peers advance. 
If you’re not sure what you should talk about, use these monthly mentoring memos to guide your conversations on timely and relevant topics.

Recognizing Role Models and Mentors
The Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award honors UMaine faculty who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to mentoring by offering guidance that reflects a deep understanding of their department, their college, and the institution. Outstanding mentors are role models who promote the professional development of their peers, and work to create inclusive and positive working environments.

Meet UMaine’s Outstanding Mentors