Faculty Mentorship

At CUIMC, the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion provides resources and support for academic units, mentees, and mentors in setting up their specific mentoring interventions for their faculty. These mentoring resources include practical guides, resources, and toolkits that will provide guidance to facilitate and drive successful mentoring relationships.

Mentoring Guides

Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring: A Roadmap for Departments, Schools, Mentors, and Mentees

In 2016, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion at Columbia University, with the help of members of the faculty from across the university, published the Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring, which aims to provide guidance and suggestions to faculty and academic units in development and implementing a mentoring program that would fit the needs of their faculty.

The following toolkits were developed to accompany the Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring and help mentors, mentees, and departments and schools develop and maintain faculty mentoring programs. They provide strategies, tools, resources and recommended readings for practical tips to navigate the many facets and nuances of mentoring relationships and mentoring programs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Office of Academic Affairs, with the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty, provides funds to partially cover the registration costs for full-time P&S faculty members to participate in professional development seminars for women and minority faculty offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Faculty must contact the Office of Academic Affairs prior to applying in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Inquiries should go to c.lapiner@columbia.edu.

Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar is a three and a half-day seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level, and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar will present participants with a foundation for modeling leadership behavior and assist in creating individual leadership goals. Participants will gain insights into the realities of building a career in academic medicine and science. There will also be a focus on expanding your network of colleagues with the facilitation of peer discussion, small-group career advancement toolbox sessions, and various networking activities. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on establishing wellness practices and applying new skills to practice as participants return to their institution. Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills such as communication, conflict management, and financial acumen, and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

Next Offering: July 21-24, 2018

Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

The three-day AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models.

Next Offering: September 13-16, 2018

Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

The AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar's three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine. This intensive and highly interactive seminar emphasizes the skills needed to advance to senior roles within academic medicine and provides time for participants to strategically reinvigorate and realign their career with their goals. The seminar covers leadership topics relevant to mid-career women faculty, such as: communication, overcoming challenges in the changing landscape of academic medicine, negotiation, wellness, politics, etc. all of which are central to being a leader at your academic health center. The personalized curriculum and interactivity of this seminar will help you and your peers discover pathways to leadership and brainstorm ways to advance women in academic medicine and science.

Next Offering: December 1-4, 2018