Faculty Mentoring

Faculty Mentoring Program

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire is burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.

— Albert Schweitzer

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.
— Wilma Rudolph

The powerful influence of mentors on our lives and our careers cannot be overestimated. As teachers, we recognize our responsibilities as mentors. However, our need for mentoring does not end when we become mentors. Success or failure in an academic career can hinge on the quality of advice and guidance we receive early in our professional lives. Recognizing this need, UT Dallas has created the Faculty Mentoring program to provide a system of support for junior faculty to help them develop professionally and personally. The program offers mentored guidance on research, teaching and service. Participants in the program are encouraged and assisted in developing a mentoring team. Workshops addressing such issues as publication, grants, tenure, work-life balance and networking are offered on a monthly basis.

For more information contact Dr. Karen Prager at kprager@utdallas.edu.


Instead of this absurd division into sexes,
they ought to class people as static or dynamic.

— Evelyn Waugh

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.
— Madeleine Albright

For young women considering careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, mentors can provide valuable insight and advice. The Galerstein Women's Center of the University of Texas at Dallas has developed programs to support, encourage and mentor women as they pursue such careers. UT Dallas participates in the MentorNet e-Mentoring Network, which focuses on matching students with professionals for one-on-one email-based mentoring relationships.