Advance Career Management Resources

Faculty Career Development Resources

Mentoring and Production



The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM

Website that contains mentoring tools, resources for developing and maintaining effective mentorship education in STEM, and information regarding the value of effective mentorship and the harms that can result from negative mentoring experiences. 

How My Intersectionality Made Me a Better Mentor (2020)

How Patricia Silveyra, PhD, experience and perspective as a Latin American Immigrant scientist has helped make her a better mentor. 

Gender Biases in Student Evaluations of Teaching (2017)

This article uses data from a French university to analyze gender biases in student evaluations of teaching (SETs).

Researchers' Individual Publication Rate Has Not Increased in a Century (2016)

Debates over the pros and cons of a "publish or perish'' philosophy have inflamed academia for at least half a century. Growing concerns, in particular, are expressed for policies that reward "quantity" at the expense of "quality," because these might prompt scientists to unduly multiply their publications by fractioning ("salami slicing"), duplicating, rushing, simplifying, or even fabricating their results.

Mentoring Women and Minority Faculty in Engineering: A Multidimensional Mentoring Network Approach (2017)

Based on network mapping of 12 in-depth interviews, this exploratory study analyzes the configurations and evolutions of engineering faculty’s mentoring networks. Gender, race/ethnicity, and academic ranking have shaped faculty’s mentoring experiences.

Work-Family Balance in Academia



How to Tackle the Childcare–Conference Conundrum (2018)

One major challenge is what we call the childcare-conference conundrum: Parent-researchers face a conundrum as they struggle to attend key conferences and further their careers while finding care for the children. Conferences face a conundrum as they assess how to better accommodate mothers and families.

A Scientist On Any Schedule (2017)

Audry Mayer talks about the hours of working as a scientist and how they change with different life commitments. 

How To Organize a Conference That's Open To Everyone (2019)

Thinking about the needs of all participants is key to a successful event. It is not enough to just ask participants about their needs, because some might not want to disclose their conditions.

Parents in the Pipeline: Retaining Postdoctoral Researchers with Families (2017)

This report, based on the first comprehensive nationwide survey of postdocs who have children, and institutional data provided by the National Postdoctoral Association, highlights the full dimensions of this parenthood leak in the STEM pipeline. 

News Articles



No Room of Ones Own (2020)

Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity.

The American Sociological Association Statement on Student Teaching Evaluations (2019)

Despite the ubiquity of SETs, a growing body of evidence suggests that their use in personnel decisions is problematic. SETs are weakly related to other measures of teaching effectiveness and student learning. 

Women in Science Receive Less Grant Money Than Their Male Peers

Researchers found that on average, first-time male lead investigators were awarded $41,000 more than their female counterparts

New York Times Working Woman's Handbook

The Working Woman's Handbook is a practical guide to navigating the obstacles life in academia throws your way. Despite its name, the content of this handbook is broadly applicable to anyone in academia, most especially women, advocates and allies.


The Why Factor: Why Aren't More Women In Computer Science?

Computing history is filled with accomplishments by women. After reaching its peak in the 1980's the number of women pursuing degrees in computing has sharply declined in the West while growing in developing nations. What is driving these trends?

Senior Guide Resources


Resources for Successful Affinity Groups

Supporting Mid-Career Faculty



How To Give Better Advice (2018)

Research reveals the common mistakes we make when trying to help. 

Patching Up the "Leaking Leadership Pipeline": Fostering Mid-Career Faculty Succession Management (2018)

The research presented here contributes to research and practice focused on faculty leadership development by examining the leadership pipeline for mid-career faculty in a consortium of 13 liberal arts colleges.

Re-Crafting Careers for Mid-Career Faculty: A Qualitative Study

The purpose of this study was to conduct a rich exploration of the career

experiences of mid-career faculty using the lens of job crafting theory.

Mid-Career Faculty: Trends, Barriers, and Possibilities

The aim of this study was to

deepen our understanding of the lives of mid-career faculty working

at institutions of higher education in the United States, with focus on

their productivity, and to suggest implications for future research on

the subject.

Call To Action To Support The Success of Mid-Career Nurse Scientists

In this paper, we discuss definitions and expectations of mid-career scientists, challenges and barriers faced by mid-career scientists, and opportunities for mid-career

scientists, informed by both nursing and non-nursing literature.

Peer Mentoring in Academia



Navigating the Lonely Sea: Peer Mentoring and Collaboration Among Aspiring Women Scholars

A group of pre-tenured female faculty members is shown to advance from

professionally isolated individuals to a collaborative group of writers through the

peer mentoring process. 

Changing Institutional Culture Through Peer Mentoring of Women STEM Faculty

In this article we focus on peer mentoring circles for women STEM faculty at a large, midwestern research university. Participants reported diverse, context-dependent mentoring needs and expressed interest in communicating issues raised in the circles to administrative leaders.

Weaving Authenticity and Legitimacy Latina Faculty Peer Mentoring

As an alternative to typical top-down mentoring models, the authors advance a conception of peer mentoring that is based on

research about collectivist strategies that Latina faculty employ to navigate the academy. The authors advance recommendations for institutional agents to support mentoring for faculty who are members of historically underrepresented groups.

Five Relational Strategies for Mentoring Female Faculty

Female faculty mentoring is examined through the conceptual framework of

relational cultural theory (RCT). As a theoretical approach that takes into

account the importance of relationships and mutuality, it is suggested that RCT concepts be utilized within mentoring relationships. Five relational mentoring strategies for working with female faculty are presented.

Peer Mentoring Communities of Practice for Early and Mid-Career Faculty: Broad Benefits From A Research-Oriented Female Peer Mentoring Group

This case study of a women’s scholarly activity and goal setting Community of Practice (CoP) indicates that such groups can offer extensive peer mentoring at one teaching-oriented state university in the United States.

Reconceptualizing Faculty Mentoring Within A Community of Practice Model

This study proposes a community of practice (CoP) model for faculty mentoring that emerged from the practical and conceptual dilemmas we faced as a professional graduate school trying to facilitate mentoring for its faculty.

Overview of the Faculty Mentor Training from CIMER

Multidisciplinary Research Mentor Training Seminar For Faculty Mentors. 

ACM Support Guide Video Series

Watch Leadership Within The University video
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Leadership Within The University

Join  Dr. Will Cantrell, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Michigan Tech as he shares his experiences in leadership within a university setting.

Watch Leadership In Professional Societies video
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Leadership In Professional Societies

Join Dr. Adrienne Minerick, PI of the ADVANCE Adaptation grant at Michigan Tech as she shares her experiences in leadership within professional societies. 

Watch Commercialization of Research video
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Commercialization of Research

Join Dr. Shiyue Fang, Professor of Chemistry at Michigan Tech as they share their experiences in navigating the commercialization process for academic researchers.

Watch Sabbatical Leave video
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Sabbatical Leave

Dr. Raymond Shaw reflects on the value of a sabbatical for developing your career, your collegial networks, and as a positive experience for family as well.

Additional Readings and Resources

COVID-19 Resources




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