Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Institutional Mentoring Program Across a CommuniTy of Color, IMPACT, is a program for faculty of color focused on networking, mentoring, and community building.
Deans and regional campus presidents nominate new (and junior) faculty of color to participate in this program. Small groups of new faculty are assigned to senior faculty members who serve as mentors throughout a two-year period. Mentors are trained using an evidence-based mentor-training program. The mentors are career mentors, not intended to replace any other mentoring that the junior faculty may receive through their departments or other sources.
IMPACT includes a welcoming event in the fall term, and each mentor-mentee group meets on a regular basis for mentoring and community building.
The Office of the Provost also sponsors additional professional development opportunities and networking events for the IMPACT cohort.
A new IMPACT cohort is launched every other year. The call for nominations is issued in early fall.