University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mid-Career Faculty Mentoring Program

The Mid-Career Faculty Mentoring Program, which began in fall 2016, is a two-year, cohort-based program for mid-career faculty coordinate by the vice provost for faculty and staff. The program is designed to provide support to mid-career faculty who are looking for a network to help them navigate this stage in their careers, and to successfully move on to the next significant project that will launch them into the next phase of their work-life at the university.

The program is composed of mentors and mentees, each mentee being paired with a senior faculty mentor. Mentors and mentees will engage in one-on-one discussions around the mentee’s interests as well as the program’s curricular themes.

In addition, participating mid-career faculty will have opportunities to meet together as a cohort and attend other mid-career faculty events such as the Mid-career Faculty Workshop Series. In the second year of the program, mentees will focus on a specific project they want to initiate or bring to completion.