Texas A&M Mentoring Academies 

TAMU Mentoring Academies 

  • Goal: Improve Mentoring Experiences 
  • Target Audiences: Graduate and Professional Students, Faculty, and Staff  
  • Competencies:  Evidence-based CIMER competencies 
  • Maintaining Effective Communication  
  • Supporting Wellbeing 
  • Aligning Expectations  
  • Cultivating Ethical Behavior 
  • Fostering Independence  
  • Enhancing Work-life Integration 
  • Assessing Understanding  
  • Promoting Professional Development 

Capstone: Articulating Your Mentoring Plan & Philosophy 

CIMER | Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research


The TAMU Mentoring Academy is part of the larger Culture of Mentoring initiative at Texas A&M, a multi-pronged collaboration between the Center for Teaching Excellence, Graduate and Professional School, The Office of the Provost and the Division of Research. Designed for faculty, graduate and professional students, staff and postdocs, the TAMU Mentoring Academies are anchored in evidence-based mentoring competencies. The competencies and accompanying curriculum are developed by CIMER, the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research and is widely considered as the exemplar in mentorship development. You can see a list of the competencies, including the Capstone Session. Facilitators iterate and adapt the activities and scenarios for our various campus contexts. Upon completion, participants become a Mentoring Fellow and faculty receive a co-signed letter from Faculty Affairs, the Grad School and CTE. The Academy is ongoing, Spring, Summer and Fall – so we encourage engagement when you are available or interested. Sessions are highly interactive, typically an hour and a half long and delivered either virtually or face-to-face. These are customizable training and development opportunities and relevant for all higher education levels and affinity groups.

Contact Clint Patterson capatterson@tamu.edu;
Website: https://cte.tamu.edu/transform-learning/mentoring