Mentoring committees are important to optimize faculty development for all early-stage investigators and tenure track faculty leading to their promotion with tenure. They play a critical role both early on as new faculty are finding their feet and establishing a new research program, later as they expand their R funded research, and towards the end as they round off their activities and achievements to be a in strong position to apply for tenure.

All faculty members must hold their first mentoring committee meeting within 3 months of their appointment

The committee will meet thereafter at least once a year, more frequently at the discretion of the committee

The committee should have at least three members, one of whom is the faculty member’s primary mentor. Committees typically have 3-5 members, and it is OK to have members from other institutions if directly involved in the mentees’ career development.