Mentoring Programs at Pitt
Academy of Master Educators
Located within the School of Medicine, the Academy of Master Educators recognizes and rewards excellence in education, strives to advance education through innovation and professional development of faculty, and supports and promotes educational scholarship.
Mentoring programming at the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE)
The ICRE has 29 faculty across 11 schools who have received training from the National Research Mentoring Network to provide Facilitator Training for others who will be mentoring a junior clinical and translational researcher. The training was modeled after a mentor training program that was tested in a randomized clinical trial and found to improve mentoring skills. Workshops for mentors are offered twice a year.
The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.
Pitt Mentoring and Advising Community Circles (PMACC)
The Pitt Mentoring and Advising Community Circles (PMACC) are groups of undergraduate mentors and advisors across Pitt who share a common interest or experience. The goal of the PMACCs is to build professional networks, communities, and knowledge around a common interest or experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students. Each PMACC also has a specific goal statement in relation to that community’s interest or experience.
Pitt Mentoring and Advising Summit
Each year, the University of Pittsburgh sponsors a summit of mentors and advisors at the University of Pittsburgh and other institutions, with presentations and panel discussions focused on excellence in mentoring and advising of undergraduate and graduate students.
Pitt Public Health
The School of Public Health maintains a network of mentors who have indicated their availability to Public Health graduate students.
Peer Mentoring for Faculty Success at Pitt (PMFSP), an initiative of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee, is an informal peer support and networking group for underrepresented full time faculty members of color (tenure-stream and non-tenure-stream) in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Underrepresented faculty members in academia face a number of challenges that can negatively impede their success and wellbeing. The purpose of the group is provide a safe and supportive space to access resources, information, peer support, and to build connections with other faculty members, all of which can aid in more successfully navigating promotion processes and other areas of concern in academia. The goal is for faculty members to have increased productivity while attaining better work-life balance and overall wellbeing so that they are not just surviving, but thriving at the University of Pittsburgh.