Cross-Institutional Mentoring Communities

Cross-Institutional Mentoring Communities (CIMC) are designed to create networks of mentoring as a robust support and feedback mechanism for assistant and associate faculty that emphasizes problem-solving for career obstacles as well as enhancing a sense of belonging. Thus, the program is intended to reduce the isolation, exclusion, and silencing of WFC and URWM faculty particularly regarding caregiving issues and tokenism. The CIMC are also designed to facilitate inter-institutional exchanges and reflexive learning among committee members about similarities and differences in climate and opportunities on different campuses, thus seeding fresh ideas.This will instill a culture of listening, awareness, and responsiveness to the concerns of women faculty that supports advocacy for change.

Adrienne Minerick, MTU
Adrienne Minerick from Michigan Tech leads the CIMC initiative