Faculty and Staff Resources

Changing Mentors

A new faculty member should consider changing mentors if the mentor:

  • is clearly and consistently uninterested in the program
  • discourages or undervalues the new faculty member's abilities
  • indicates conflict of interest or form of prejudice, or
  • simply appears to be incompatible

Should one or more of these tendencies be apparent, either the new faculty member or mentor should seek advice from his/her Chair or the Vice Dean.

In any case, the new faculty member is encouraged to seek out additional mentors as the need arises. It is important to realize that changes can and should be made without prejudice or fault.