Mentoring, Education, and Development

The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, in concert with the Office of the Executive Vice President, Council of Chairs and Faculty Development Committee promotes a Facilitated Mentoring Environment (FME) (Johnson, 2015, On Being A Mentor. New York, Psychology Press).

GUMC follows a departmental mentoring scheme as the primary mentorship. A GUMC-wide mentoring scheme provides secondary mentorship. 

Department Chairs, mentoring directors and the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs actively recruit mentors from the GUMC faculty to maintain a pool of skilled mentors that represents the diversity of our community.

We invite your questions about mentoring, including those concerning:

  • How to become a mentor or mentee in the ongoing Mentoring Program or New Faculty Sponsorship Program
  • Other faculty mentoring programs and opportunities
  • Ideas for receiving training on best practices as mentors/mentees

We support the following mentor-related programs.  If you are interested in any of the below, please email

GUMC Mentoring Program for New and Early Career Faculty

We are pleased to announce the pilot of the GUMC New and Early Career Faculty Mentoring Program. The goal of the Faculty Mentoring Program is to to offer an inclusive mentoring opportunity for all new and/or early career faculty through individual mentoring, peer and group collaboration, and coaching.

Mentoring Subcommittee

If you have an interest in contributing towards building and creating mentoring opportunities, events, and programs for the GUMC faculty, we would welcome you to join the GUMC Mentoring Subcommittee. Please contact if you are interested in learning more.

Ad Hoc Faculty Mentoring Program

If anyone is interested in being a mentor or mentee, they are welcome to email for assistance in finding a matching mentor/mentee. This is available year-round, and only requires the commitment determined by both the mentor and mentee.   

Resources for Mentoring, Education, and Development

The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs offers several resources about mentoring and other areas including: articles, books, and other offices that offer great mentoring programs. Review this page to learn more about mentoring today!  

GUMC Tool for Inclusive Pedagogy

Use this tool to find top tips and a checklist for making your content and language, research and references, and images more inclusive in the classroom.

Online Resources to Assist Faculty with Written and Spoken English

Review the online resources to assist faculty with written and spoken English to use tools and programs for improving your research, writing, and communication.