UMass Boston

Department Mentoring Plans for Pre-Tenure Faculty

UMass Boston is committed to helping the faculty members we recruit and hire to fulfill their gifts and to thrive. Through the Office for Faculty Development we have been working to build programs, services and above all, relationships, in support of these needs.

In their home departments, pre-tenure faculty will find individualized support from the chair and dedicated faculty mentors. Some departments employ group mentoring as well.

All departments are required to have written mentoring plans for pre-tenure faculty. While these plans differ, each department should have a plan designed to assist faculty in reaching their potential in the three areas of review: scholarship, teaching and service. Those plans are in the process of being collected and posted. Many are now available:

College of Education and Human Development

  • Counseling and School Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Leadership in Education 

College of Liberal Arts

  • Africana Studies 
  • American Studies 
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • LAIS
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • WGSS

College of Management

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management
  • Management Science and Information Systems
  • Marketing

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Exercise and Health Sciences
  • Nursing 

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics

McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

  • Gerontology
  • Public Policy and Public Affairs