The Office of Academic Affairs values the mentorship of full-time faculty. The Provost's Award for Faculty Mentorship is designed to reflect our value of mentorship and address feedback received from faculty that highlights the need to recognize full-time faculty mentoring efforts. In addition, this honor was created to encourage faculty to become mentors to colleagues. It is our belief that collegial mentorship is key in the advancement and retention of faculty. This honor is one way in which we seek to reward successful mentorship of full-time faculty, as well as to encourage faculty who have not done so to consider mentoring a colleague.