To further enhance existing mentoring initiatives, ADVANCE is pleased to offer a mutual mentoring opportunity called ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Advancement Program (M2AP). M2AP focuses on individual faculty-designed mutual mentoring initiatives with self-defined goals, which offer faculty members an opportunity to create a mentoring experience tailor-made by them that involves groups of peers, near peers, and senior colleagues from within and/or outside Northeastern. All full-time faculty members are welcome to submit a proposal.
- Provide faculty members creative options for career planning and mentoring
- Provide faculty-driven mentoring to meet career and annual goal(s)
- Build institutional capacity for supporting faculty career advancement
- Support chairs’ and deans’ efforts in providing mentoring opportunities for faculty
All M2AP grants support projects up to $3000 for the purpose of supporting full-time faculty across all ranks. Grants are awarded through a competitive review process, overseen by the ADVANCE Program in conjunction with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and a selection committee. A mutual mentoring group must be composed of at least 3 people and may not exceed 6 people, with a Northeastern full-time faculty member as lead. Team members can include anyone the faculty member selects: full-time faculty members, graduate students, postdocs, staff, research staff, etc. Projects that are co-led will also be considered. A successful M2AP proposal will include:
- specific measurable goal(s) that can be accomplished in a year’s time
- timeline with steps for accomplishing the goal(s)
- names, titles, affiliation of off-campus group members
- letter of support from the lead faculty member’s department chair
- proposed budget not exceeding $3000
- each budget item directly related to the faculty member’s stated goals in their M2AP proposal. The budget may include:
- Modest honorarium for speakers or mentors outside the institution
- Publication costs
- Food, but not more than 15% of the budget
Applications will open in September, and awards will be announced in October.
Zora’s Daughters Mentoring Circle
Lead: N. Fadeke Castor, Assistant Professor of Religion and Africana Studies
Mentoring Team: Black women faculty studying Black religion in Boston
Ensure that group members are able to successfully achieve tenure and become full professors so that their own mentorship of junior faculty, graduate students, and even undergraduate students can continue, though not at the expense of their own success and longevity in the academy.
Agile management team in systems and environmental Research
Lead: A-Andrew D. Jones III, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Mentoring Team: 1 Northeastern first-year faculty member, an external executive coach, and graduate and undergraduate students
Develop a culture of individual and communal responsibility to allow for the rapid onboarding and results generation of all students and the lead faculty, and to increase communication of knowledge through publications and meetings.
Translating the ‘mastermind’ Concept from business to academia: Facilitating Peer mentorship among female PIs leading active research labs
Lead: Danielle Levac, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Co-Lead: Emily Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mentoring Team: A ‘mastermind’ group of female PIs in STEM fields
Establish operational guidelines for a Mastermind group, measure its success, create opportunities for group members to write uninterrupted, and translate knowledge about the Mastermind experience to the Northeastern community.
College of Professional Studies Peer Promotion Mentoring Program
Lead: Tova Sanders, Associate Teaching Professor of Education
Co-Leads: Nancy Pawlyshyn, Associate Teaching Professor in Graduate and Professional Studies, and Shaunna Harrington, Associate Academic Specialist
Mentoring Team: Past and present members of the College of Professional Studies’ Faculty Development and Support Committee
Build a sustainable mutual mentoring program for the College of Professional Studies to support faculty in promotion, onboarding, and in the virtual community of practice.
Contemporary media Art research group
Lead: Gloria Hwang Sutton, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History
Mentoring Team: 2 Northeastern University faculty members, 1 Northeastern undergraduate student, and the scholar in residence at the University of California, Berkeley
Pair experts in academia with their art museum counterparts to diversify the analysis and exhibition of digital media art in their teaching and research as well as resulting in an edited publication at a key juncture in their tenure and promotion timelines.