NIU professors Medhi Semati and Karla Padron talking together in an office.

Faculty Mentoring at NIU

The university acknowledges and recognizes that faculty mentoring should be an essential part of the Division of Academic Affairs with active participation and support from each academic unit. Mentoring programs will help the university achieve its goals for a high-quality faculty, diversity, inclusive excellence and a respectful, positive work environment in which all members of the university community can thrive. While the responsibility for career development and success is ultimately the responsibility of each individual faculty member, universitywide support for mentoring initiatives can have a profound effect on faculty retention and success.


The faculty mentoring program seeks to support new and junior faculty members; familiarize them with university expectations, practices and resources; maximize satisfaction, productivity and retention; and increase inclusiveness, collegiality and morale across campus.

Contact Us

Janice D. Hamlet, Ph.D.

Janice D. Hamlet, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Mentoring and Diversity

Division of Academic Affairs
Altgeld Hall, Room 214


Professor of Communication

Coordinator, Preparing Future Faculty of Color Conference

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