Faculty Mentor Program The purpose of the NATA Foundation Faculty Mentor Program is to: 1) Support and facilitate the transition of new athletic training faculty member into the faculty culture as they navigate their development as a new faculty member in higher education. 2) Provide a supportive external environment for the athletic training faculty member as they develop as a teacher, researcher, and professional while seeking tenure and promotion. 3) Form a lasting relationship to help the mentee build a solid knowledge base and acquire an understanding of the balance necessary to becoming a successful researcher and educator. Direction of the relationship and areas of focus will be built upon the mutual interests and goals of the pairings. Each mentor and mentee will work together to set expectations for the relationship. Learn more about the program in the Faculty Mentor Program Overview.