Berkeley Faculty Link Program

Promoting faculty success, satisfaction, and belonging

Faculty Link is a faculty-led program designed to build connections and community across campus through events, career mentoring, and support.

Faculty Core Advisors from a variety of disciplines are available for one-on-one advising and support. Discussion topics can range from serious issues and concerns to where to find the best coffee near campus.

Faculty Link Forums are larger group events on topics related to faculty experiences (for example, inclusive teaching, getting grants, work-life balance, managing a lab, new research directions, etc.), held approximately monthly throughout the academic year 

Core Advisor conversations are small, informal discussions with a general theme or for a particular faculty population (for example, Black and LGBTQ+ faculty gatherings, and discussions on DEIB work, publishing, mentoring students, etc.). 

The program is available to senate faculty, as well as adjunct faculty, clinical faculty, and cooperative extension specialists.

See below for Fall 2021 forums & conversations! 

Reach out to one (or more) of our outstanding faculty Core Advisors for advice, support, or just to chat! 

Register to attend our larger group events, designed for meaningful discussion and career support!

Join a smaller, informal gathering hosted by faculty Core Advisors!

It was a lifeline in a semester when I was really rethinking everything about my career. Very helpful to have frank conversations with faculty outside my department.
Program participant
I valued hearing from a wide variety of perspectives, and realizing that we all face different versions of the same challenges.
Program participant
It was great to connect with people who are going through similar experiences particularly during a time where many of us are physically isolated. It was motivating.
Program participant

Faculty Leads: Special Advisors to the Provost on Climate and Mentoring

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Professor, Psychology

Consider me your one-stop shop if you have questions or concerns about navigating, relating, or working at Cal. I can point you in the right direction if I'm not able to help myself. 

Kris Gutiérrez

Professor, Education

I believe mentoring the next generation of scholars, particularly first generation faculty and students, is one of the most important responsibilities and commitments I have. I have had the privilege of mentoring and apprenticing both students (graduate, undergraduate, and postdocs) and faculty (particularly early and mid-career faculty) at my institutions and in professional arenas since I was an early career scholar myself. 

One-page flyer about Faculty Link for Fall 2021