Office of Professional Development

Longitudinal, On-Going Mentoring Programs


LONGITUDINAL, ON-GOING MENTORING PROGRAMS

 

Early Career Mentoring Program

Objective:  This mentoring program is targeted for junior faculty (assistant professors) to coach faculty to develop their skills to progress their professional career and set them on the path for promotion to associate professor.  Expectations is for the mentee to take advantage of all the components of the program.  Mentors do not need to be from the same department, division, section or affiliate as the Mentee; rather there will be a focus to pair Mentee-Mentors together who share similar academic goals.

Benefits from Completion of the Program:

  1. Receive coaching for success to progress professional career and set path for promotion
  2. Establishment of a Mentor to receive formal mentoring throughout career
  3. Establishment of a network of SOM peers to provide opportunities for on-going peer-to-peer coaching and collaboration on shared goals
  4. List longitudinal mentoring program as a component of faculty development for promotion

Requirements:

  1. Faculty member at assistant professor level
  2. Complete on-line application within deadline

Components of the program:

  1. Scheduled formal mentoring sessions (3-4 times/academic year) with a trained Mentor to review progress, provide advice, and suggest resources for continued career development; setting SMART goals and reviewing SOM levels of intensity for scholarly activity (teaching, service, clinical practice, and research) to ensure goals align with promotion and career fulfillment.
  2. Opportunities to establish peer-to-peer mentoring to share experiences, solutions, and encourage collaboration
  3. Scheduled facilitated peer-to-peer mentoring sessions on requested topics
  4. Opportunities available from the Office of Professional Development to gain knowledge and enhance skills that will be useful for career progression, fulfillment, and promotion

Faculty interested MUST complete a brief on-line application and upload current CVThe application will allow you to be paired with a trained Mentor based on shared interests and goals (will be shared with your Mentor).  Application period is open for a limited time during the academic year and will be announced on faculty listserv.

To apply (click on the link or copy and paste into browser):  https://med.umkc.edu/professional_development/longitudinalmentoringapplication/

Mid-Career Mentoring Program

Objective:  This mentoring program is targeted for mid-career faculty (associate professors and early professors [< 3 years]) to coach faculty to develop their skills to progress their professional career; including seeking leadership opportunities and/or promotion.  Expectations is for the mentee to take advantage of all the components of the program.  Mentors do not need to be from the same department, division, section or affiliate as the Mentee; rather there will be a focus to pair Mentee-Mentors together who share similar academic goals.

Benefits from Completion of the Program:

  1. Receive coaching for success to progress professional career and set path for promotion and leadership roles
  2. Establishment of a Mentor and encourage continued mentoring throughout career
  3. Establishment of a network of SOM peers to provide opportunities for on-going peer-to-peer coaching and collaboration on shared goals
  4. List longitudinal mentoring program as a component of faculty development for promotion

Requirements:

  1. Faculty member at associate professor or professor (for < 3 years) rank
  2. Complete on-line application within deadline

Components of the program:

  1. Scheduled formal mentoring sessions (3-4 times/academic year) with a trained Mentor to review progress, provide advice, and suggest resources for continued career development; setting SMART goals and reviewing SOM levels of intensity for scholarly activity (teaching, service, clinical practice, and research) to ensure goals align with promotion and career fulfillment.
  2. Opportunities to establish peer-to-peer mentoring to share experiences, solutions, and encourage collaboration
  3. Scheduled facilitated peer-to-peer mentoring sessions on requested topics
  4. Opportunities available from the Office of Professional Development to gain knowledge and enhance skills that will be useful for career progression, fulfillment, and promotion

Faculty interested MUST complete a brief on-line application and upload current CVThe application will allow you to be paired with a trained Mentor based on shared interests and goals (will be shared with your Mentor).  Application period is open for a limited time during the academic year and will be announced on faculty listserv.

To apply (click on the link or copy and paste into browser):  https://med.umkc.edu/professional_development/longitudinalmentoringapplication/

 

Longevity Career Mentoring Program

Objective:  This mentoring program is targeted for later career faculty (professor rank) to coach faculty to maintain and develop their skills; including seeking new leadership opportunities or transitioning their current roles.  Expectations is for the mentee to take advantage of all the components of the program.  Mentors do not need to be from the same department, division, section or affiliate as the Mentee; rather there will be a focus to pair Mentee-Mentors together who share similar academic goals.

Benefits from Completion of the Program:

  1. Receive coaching for success to maintain and/or progress their professional career
  2. Establishment of a Mentor and encourage continued mentoring throughout career
  3. Establishment of a network of SOM peers to provide opportunities for on-going peer-to-peer coaching and collaboration on shared goals
  4. List longitudinal mentoring program as a component of faculty development for promotion

Requirements:

  1. Seasoned professor (> 4 years)
  2. Complete on-line application within deadline

Components of the program:

  1. Scheduled formal mentoring sessions (3-4 times/academic year) with a trained Mentor to review progress, provide advice, and suggest resources for continued career development; setting SMART goals and reviewing SOM levels of intensity for scholarly activity (teaching, service, clinical practice, and research) to ensure goals align with promotion and career fulfillment.
  2. Opportunities to establish peer-to-peer mentoring to share experiences, solutions, and encourage collaboration
  3. Scheduled facilitated peer-to-peer mentoring sessions on requested topics
  4. Opportunities available from the Office of Professional Development to gain knowledge and enhance skills that will be useful for career progression, fulfillment, and promotion

Faculty interested MUST complete a brief on-line application and upload current CVThe application will allow you to be paired with a trained Mentor based on shared interests and goals (will be shared with your Mentor).  Application period is open for a limited time during the academic year and will be announced on faculty listserv.

To apply (click on the link or copy and paste into browser):  https://med.umkc.edu/professional_development/longitudinalmentoringapplication/