Mentoring is the all-inclusive description of everything done to support an individual’s (mentee) orientation to a professional role and professional development toward successful advancement in an identified field of endeavor. Mentoring is the larger context for learning techniques and other professional and personal skills and insights needed for professional growth. Articulating the roles, process and outcomes/goals of the mentoring process are critical to success of the relationship.

The University of Louisville’s Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is committed to supporting faculty mentors, mentees, and mentoring environment. This site outlines an organizational model of mentorship within the University of Louisville, defines key terms related to the mentoring process, suggests roles and responsibilities and identifies resources in support of a successful and robust mentoring program.