AIDE-STEM seeks to design and implement best mentoring practices and programs for CCNY STEM units by working in collaboration with faculty and administrators across departments and divisions.

Why Mentorship Matters:

Interdisciplinary research underscores the key role of mentorship in higher education careers for fostering positive outcomes:

  • Research Productivity
  • Faculty Retention
  • Faculty Promotion
  • Socio-emotional Support
  • Short-term and Long-term Career Advancement


A central aim of the AIDE-STEM program is the implementation of initiatives that will generate long-lasting cultural change in service of supporting all faculty during their academic careers. Promotion and retention are a key aspect of this aim, in particular, increasing the number and diverse representation of faculty receiving tenure and promotions. As such, AIDE-STEM seeks to provide tools to develop longitudinal commitments to mentorship across the academic trajectory of women and BIPOC faculty, including supporting and scaffolding promotion to the rank of Full Professor.

  • Members of the Project Team will conduct Listening Tours with pilot departments to learn about and understand the multiple perspectives and experiences around mentoring at CCNY across STEM divisions.
  • Analyze feedback from faculty.
  • Adapt best practices from successful NSF Advance projects in order to design and implement a range of context specific mentoring activities across the arc of faculty careers.

Last Updated: 10/15/2023 20:08