Faculty Development Communities for Promotion (FDCP) Mentoring Program

Faculty Affairs offers the Faculty Development Communities for Promotion (FDCP) Mentoring ProgramThe objective of this program is to prioritize guiding values of excellence, honesty, trustworthiness, and compassion to help communities discuss and navigate their professional development while on the pathway to promotion/tenure.

The goal of this program is to create small faculty groups and link them with one faculty mentor who has participated on promotion review committees. These communities help early career faculty explore their individual objectives, hopes, and aspirations as well as to reflect on their common challenges, concerns and solutions about promotion and tenure.

This program is available for incoming and junior TT and CT faculty at the University of Arizona.  

Program structure:

  • Communities need to meet in a weekly basis to discuss a strategic plan for the year and to support and help each other.
  • Communities are meeting their group’s mentor twice a month or on a monthly basis for 60 minutes.
  • Community members develop individual plans to achieve their professional objectives as University of Arizona faculty.
  • Faculty Affairs offers holistic support to communities by offering mentoring resources throughout the program. 

If you have questions on the application procedures, please email Dr. Adrián Arroyo at or at 520-283-0712.

Mentoring Resources 

University of Arizona Mentoring Toolkit

External Resources 

-The Science of Mentorship Podcast by The National Academy of Sciences.

-National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.  Because the University of Arizona is an Institutional Member, all of our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are granted free membership.