Mentoring Programs at Pitt
Academy of Master Educators
The Academy of Master Educators program, in the school of Medicine, recognizes and rewards excellence in education, strives to advance education through innovation and professional development of faculty, and supports and promotes educational scholarship. The program supports innovations in Medical Education, a seminar series, and a program to mentor junior faculty in medical education.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Career Mentoring Program (CaMP) provides orientation, management, and leadership skills to help faculty maximize their chances for career success. This program was first piloted in 2013 and is now mandatory for tenure stream faculty in the School of Medicine. CaMP combines senior and peer mentoring, with cohorts of 8-10 mentees paired with two faculty advisors selected for their proven ability as successful mentors. CaMP sessions meet monthly between September and May and include topics focused on managing teams, negotiation, mentoring, and navigating the promotion/tenure process
The Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (CDPCD) provides resources, workshops, and consultations for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, including advice for ways to identify, seek out, and work with their mentors. The Center for Mentoring partners periodically with the DPCD to offer the workshop “Maximizing Mentoring Relationships.”
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 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.