The Office of Faculty Affairs & Development, College of Medicine and Life Sciences

UTCOMLS Faculty Mentoring Program

Faculty mentoring is a fundamental part of career development for all science and clinical faculty. Mentoring has been defined as a multifaceted interaction and collaboration between a junior and senior faculty with the goal of creating the nurturing environment for the junior faculty’s development. 

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UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences has an ambitious plan to create a uniform structure for mentoring of all faculty. The UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Mentoring Committee, with members from every basic science and clinical departments, has been created to work with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, to monitor all aspects of the mentoring program.

All junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor with Tenure Track must have a Departmental Mentoring Committee (DMC), whereas those at the rank of Associate Professor may have DMC in their home Department.

Faculty mentors may be from the same or related departments as the mentee. It is also acceptable that some mentors are invited from different institutions. The selection of mentors is recommended based on their contribution to the significant development of their mentees in research, teaching and mentoring of graduate and medical students, and clinical skills. It is important to achieve full career satisfaction, skills in career management, and in development of collegial networking. Our goal is to establish awards for excellence in mentoring to recognize the importance of mentoring for our faculty.

It is our intention to establish Mentoring Awards to recognize our faculty mentors and to stress the importance of mentoring programs.

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  • It is recommended that the DMC mentoring program will be implemented within 90 days from July 1, 2020, by all departments at the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.
  • It is expected that the Promotion Mentoring Committee for the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences will meet in June 2020 and each member will report on the progress in each department. 
  • It is expected that each department will report for the activities in November 2020 and the review will be presented to the COM Faculty in December 2020.

Mentoring Program Committees

Faculty Mentoring Committee (FMC)

Oversees the mentoring programs for faculty at UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.  Comprised of faculty members from all basic and clinical departments.

Faculty Mentoring Committee for Women and Minorities (FMC-WM)

Establishes and oversees the mentoring programs for women and minority faculty at UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.  A member of the FMC-WM may be requested as a DMC committee member for women and minority faculty.

Departmental Mentoring Committee (DMC) for Each Mentee

All Assistant Professors with Tenure Track must have Departmental Mentoring Committees whereas Associate Professors with Tenure Track may have Departmental Mentoring Committees.  Each DMC has a minimum of three mentors, established individually for each mentee by the department and include members from the same or different department. It is also acceptable that mentor is from a non-UToledo institution.

Last Updated: 3/11/24