​This page consists of resources on faculty mentoring for department heads, mentors, and mentees.  Links are provided where available to PDF files, other campus websites, and to "permalinks" -- for articles redirecting you to RIT Libraries online databases. If you are off campus you will need to log in with your RIT UserID and password. If you have a resource you would like to share with your colleagues, please submit to FCDS@rit.edu.

Download the Faculty Mentoring @ RIT Guidebook with sections for department heads, mentors, and mentees (PDF document). 

The Faculty Career Development team is available for consultations about faculty mentoring with individuals, departments, and colleges. For more information or to schedule a consultation, email FCDS@rit.edu

General Resources on Mentoring

  • Benchmark Best Practices: Mentoring.  (2014). COACHE. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • Draine, B., Hyde, J., & Buehlman, J. (1999). Mentoring for Faculty and Academic Staff: Three programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In J. Z. Daniels (Ed.), WISE best practices guidebook-mentoring programs (pp. 23–28). Champaign, IL: Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
  • Franko, D. L., Rinehart, J., Kenney, K., Loeffelholz, M., Guthrie, B., & Caligiuri, P. (2016). Supporting Faculty Mentoring Through the use of Creative Technologies: There's an app for that. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 5(1), 54
  • Nastanski, M. & Simmons, P. (n.d.) Best Practices in Developing New Faculty: Orientation and Mentoring-A review and case study.
  • Otto, M. L. (1994). Mentoring: An Adult Developmental Perspective. In W. A. Wunsch (Ed.), Mentoring revisited: Making an impact on individuals and institutions (pp. 15–24). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  • Riley, S., & Wrench, D. (1985). Mentoring Among Women Lawyers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 15(4), 374-386.
  • Sorcinelli, M., and Yun, J. (2007). From Mentor to Mentoring Networks: Mentoring in the new academyChange, November/December 2007.
  • UFAST. (2011). Practical Advice for Accelerating New Faculty Scholarship, presentation.

Department Heads

  • Bensimon, E. M., Ward, K. & Sanders, K. (2000). The Department Chair’s Role in Developing New Faculty into Teachers and Scholars. Boston, MA: Anker Publishing Inc. Print copy available in RIT Library.
  • Bland, Carole J., Taylor, Anne L., and Shollen, S. Lynn. The ACE Series on Higher Education : Faculty Success through Mentoring : A Guide for Mentors, Mentees, and Leaders. Blue Ridge Summit, US: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 30 January 2017.
  • Ensher, E., Thomas, C. & Murphy, S. Comparison of Traditional, sSep-ahead, and Peer Mentoring on Protégés’ Support, Satisfaction, and Perceptions of Career Success: A social exchange perspective, Journal of Business and Psychology, Vol. 15, No. 3, Spring 2001.  RIT Libraries database - permalink
  • Faculty Mentoring Models and Effective Practices (2014). Hanover Research.
  • Faurer, J., Sutton, C., & Worster, L. (2014). Faculty Mentoring: Shaping a program. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (Online), 7(2), 151. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.rit.edu/docview/1516960624?accountid=108
  • Girves, J. E., Zepeda, Y., & Gwathmey, J. K. (2005). Mentoring in a Post-Affirmative Action World. Journal of Social Issues, 61(3), 449-479. RIT Libraries database permalink
  • Olmstead, M. (1993). Mentoring New Faculty: Advice to Department Chairs.CSWP Gazette, 13(1), 1 (August, 1993). 


  • Hudson, P. (2013). Mentoring as Professional Development: ‘Growth for both’ mentor and mentee. Professional Development In Education Vol. 39 , Iss. 5, 2013.
  • Moss, J., Teshima, J., and Leszcz, M. (2008). Peer Group Mentoring of Junior Faculty. Academic Psychiatry, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 230–235.
  • Cox, E. (2005). For Better, For Worse: The matching process in formal mentoring schemes. Mentoring and Tutoring, Vol.13, No. 3, December 2005.
  • Handbook on Faculty Mentoring, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. - Provides some basic concepts about the mentoring process. 
  • Rockquemore, K. (August 12, 2013).  A Mentoring Manifesto. Inside Higher Ed.


  • Boice, R. (1993). New Faculty Involvement for Women and Minorities. Research in Higher Education, 34, 291–340. RIT Libraries database permalink.
  • Claman, P. (October 20, 2010). Forget Mentors: Employ a personal board of directors. Harvard Business Review, HBR.org.Cox, E.
  • de Janasz, S. C. & Sullivan, S. E. (2004). Multiple Mentoring in Academe: Developing the professional network. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 64(2), 263-283.
  • Headlam-Wells, J., Gosland, J., & Craig, J. (2005). There's Magic in the Web: E-mentoring for women's career development. Career Development International, 10(6/7), 444-459. doi:10.1108/13620430510620548​. RIT Libraries database permalink.
  • Hult, C., Callister, R., & Sullivan, K. (2005, Summer/Fall). Is there a Global Warming Toward Women in Academia? Liberal Education, 50-57.
  • Moody, J. (2004). Faculty Diversity: Problems and solutions. New York: Taylor and Francis.
  • Moreno, J. et al. (2006). The Revolving Door for Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Higher Education: An analysis from the campus diversity initiative. San Francisco: The James Irvine Foundation.
  • Zachary, L. J., & Fischler, L. A. (2009). The Mentee's Guide: Making mentoring work for you (1). Hoboken, US: Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from http://albert.rit.edu/record=b2605551~S3

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