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Membership in ARM

A Research Mentor will be elected to the ARM by the Steering Committee. The Research Mentors will meet, as a group, regularly throughout the academic year. 

Expectations of the Members

  • Members of ARM will serve as ambassadors within and outside UTMB.

  • Required to serve on at least one of the small group mentoring teams and/or service teams formed for creative activities of ARM. Any member may serve on more than one team.

  • Members are expected to attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled ARM meetings, Mentoring Matters, and other ARM or collaborative academies events as they are planned and organized.

Eligibility for Full Membership

  •  Have an academic rank of Associate Professor or higher with tenure

  •  Demonstrate a track record of successful mentoring (i.e., mentoring of graduate students, fellows, junior faculty and provide examples of the graduate students, fellows and junior faculty achievements, or any other experiences which would be considered as mentoring examples)

  •  Have evidence of current/previous extramural funding's

  •  Be vetted by the ARM Steering Committee, who then recommends the applicant for consideration to the full Academy Membership by the ARM members is based on majority vote and quorum of the ARM.

Eligibility for Associate Membership

  •  Have an academic rank of tenure track Associate Professor (tenure is not required)

  •  Tenure track Assistant Professors with demonstrated mentorship experience may also be considered 

  •  Have received a major award (i.e., independent funding) as the PI

  •  Be an early-stage faculty member who is interested in mentoring and acquiring additional mentoring skills.

Benefits of Membership

Participation in the ARM and related activities will enhance mentoring skills and provide opportunities to interact with other researchers and receive support for participation in research activities and projects. Participation includes enhancement of the research environment for the entire UTMB community and an opportunity to promote new and enhanced disciplinary and interdisciplinary research programs. Benefits include:  serving on committees and teams; mentoring other UTMB faculty engaged in research activities; engaging in scholarly research activities; and an opportunity to represent the Academy locally, regionally and nationally.

 Members will receive departmental and institutional recognition for participation in maintaining the mentoring culture within the research environment at UTMB.

 Upon request, the Director of ARM may provide a letter of successful mentoring and participation in the ARM for UTMB Appointment, Promotion and Tenure committee considerations

Membership Application Process for Full and Associate Members

Applicants Must:
  • Be nominated by a full member of the ARM
  • Submit an application packet to include the following
    • Brief paragraph indicating the reason behind their interest in becoming a member of the ARM
    • Names of mentees and their accomplishments resulting from the applicant's mentoring
    • Applicant's current curriculum vitae
    • The mentor is recommended to complete the University of Minnesota on-line mentoring course after being elected as a member.