ADVANCE - Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success



Professional Development Series That Puts You on the Fast Track

FAST (formerly the Mentoring Institute) is advancing the success of newly hired assistant professors by providing strategies and tips to guide participants through the critical first years. With insight from experienced professionals, participants gain the resources and confidence necessary to progress as professors and scholars.

At monthly seminars, first-, and second-year professors will enjoy the opportunity to network with senior faculty from across campus and form critical mentoring relationships. Guest speakers, including top administrators, will share advice on topics such as promotion and tenure, grant writing, recruiting and mentoring graduate students, publishing, teaching and achieving work-life balance.

Mentoring Session

2015-2016 Program


The ADVANCE-Purdue FAST is open to all newly hired Assistant Professors on Purdue's Campus. We will meet on the following Tuesdays from 9:00 - 10:15 am.


September 8

Panel of Assistant Professors

October 20

Promotion and Tenure

November 17

Purdue Work/Life Integration

January 26

Grant Writing

February 23

Mentoring and Managing Graduate Students

March 22


April 26


If you have questions or topic suggestions, please contact De Bush (

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About ADVANCE-Purdue

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The ADVANCE 2013 Gender and STEM Research Symposium was held on November 13-14th.  Proceedings from this symposium are available through Purdue e-Pubs.

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