CSWF Faculty Mentoring Community

Faculty Excellence Center for Success of Women Faculty will launch a Faculty Mentoring Community in 2017-18 to help foster a proactive and supportive network for women across disciplines and academic ranks. This community is dedicated to helping women faculty advance in their desired career through an open sharing of skills, ideas, experiences, and suggestions to achieve a balance between life inside and outside of academia. In doing so, we want to better understand factors associated with retention of women faculty at UCF.

The mentoring community will consist of monthly group meetings for all participants addressing how to make UCF more family-friendly for all ages, leadership for success, and career-life balance at every stage. Members also will work in smaller groups based on common goals, needs, experiences, and interests, meeting informally at least once a month.


Women faculty who are full-time UCF employees are eligible to apply. Faculty appointment types include all ranks of tenured and tenure-earning faculty and all ranks of non-tenure earning faculty including instructor, lecturers, instructional designers, librarians, research, and clinical.

Accepted applicants will receive a $300 professional development stipend upon completion of the program in Spring 2018. The funds will be transferred to your department and must be used by mid-June 2018 for professional travel, research development, and/or academic materials.

Application Process and Deadline

Applications are now closed.


Participants are expected to attend the following:

  • 4 formal meetings per semester (respective Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m., UCF main campus)
  • 4 informal meetings per semester with assigned small group mentoring team (on participants’ own time)
  • A minimum of one Faculty Excellence Center for Success of Women Faculty event per semester (participants can choose from a variety of dates and times)

The tentative schedule for group meetings includes the following:

  • September 6: Launch Party
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 15
  • January TBD
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4: Final Celebration


Questions can be directed to Faculty Excellence at facultyexcellence@ucf.edu or 407-823-1113.