Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring

Columbia University aspires to be the go-to institution for the world’s greatest scholars.  We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and excellence.  This requires sustained focus on equity in all of our efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain an exceptionally well-qualified faculty.

The Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring: A Roadmap for Departments, Schools, Mentors and Mentees provides guidance and suggestions to assist you in developing and implementing a mentoring program tailored to the needs of your faculty.  It provides an overview and guidance for schools and departments seeking to develop new mentoring programs and an asset for those with robust mentoring programs already in place. 

This guide is written as a living document; in that spirit, we invite feedback on what works, what doesn't, and what should be added. Please address all comments and suggestions to Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Dennis A. Mitchell at

To download the guide, please click here.