In collaboration with the Commission for Blacks, Commission for LGBT People, and Commission for Women, the Office of the Provost has developed a new UT Faculty Mentoring Program. The purpose of this voluntary program is to establish a network of university-wide mentor teams to provide high-quality mentoring and support for faculty from historically underrepresented groups, particularly faculty members who self-identify as people of color, women, and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. The success of these faculty members is an essential component of the campus’ Vol Vision 2020 strategic plan.
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good. AAUP offers a Summer Institute and a series of webinars that address mentoring.
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. The organization is fully dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is an institutional member of this organization. Tenure seeking faculty and mentors are highly encouraged become members and take advantage of the services offered by NCFDD.