How to Join JUMP

Join Jump 


All recently hired faculty members (since 7/1 of current academic year) will be contacted by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Career Development to schedule a meeting with Dr. Steve Block, Senior Associate Dean.


    Senior faculty (Associate and Full Professor rank) wishing to become mentors, please contact Rita Groce at 


    • All recently hired (as of 7/1) faculty are eligible to participate in JUMP. 
    • The purpose of JUMP is to assure that all Mentees are surrounded by a functioning mentoring team.  Junior faculty will be assigned at least two mentors: a departmental Content-Specific Mentor and a general Career Mentor based on their mentoring needs and their personalized career plan.
    • Mentees will be responsible for scheduling meetings with their Mentors.  Content-Specific and Career matched pairs should meet as frequently as mutually agreed upon, but at least quarterly. 
    • During the first three years of the mentoring relationship, the JUMP Manager will contact Mentees every four months for a brief progress report.  Annual surveys will be conducted of mentoring pairs/teams to evaluate the mentoring partnerships and JUMP. 
    • Checklists and guides are available to prepare and assist with the First Mentoring Meeting and Ongoing Mentoring Meetings (online version; paper version). 
    • Mentors and mentees can access the JUMP Mentoring Reference Guide that contains information about the processes and procedures, and mentoring resources.
    • Contact at any time that either the mentee or mentor determines that the formal relationship should be terminated.

    For more information about the JUMP Structure, visit our Overview and Program Structure page.

    Quick Reference

    Steven M. Block, MBBCH
    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Career Development


    Rita Groce
    Program Manager


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