Benefits of Mentoring

To Mentee:

  • Academic Performance
  • Productivity
  • Professional Skill Development
  • Networking
  • Satisfaction with Academic Program and Institution
  • Reduced Stress and Role Conflict

To Mentor:

  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Personal Fulfillment
  • Creative Synergy and Professional Rejuvenation
  • Networking
  • Motivation to remain current
  • Friendship and support

Strategic Imperative #1: Student Success: Enhanced Learning, Access, Progression and Development

Role of Academic Advisors:

  • Aid students in developmental transitions (i.e., high school to college)
  • Assist students in crating their curriculum plans, including review of academic performance
  • Clarify the program/curriculum requirements
  • Assist students with understanding academic policies and procedures
  • Introduce students to resources for academic and career success
  • Inform students about opportunities for internships, practicums, experitnal learning, study abroad, undergraduate research
  • Clarify the purpose and roles within the Advising and Mentoring Model
  • Maintain notes on each advising appointment in SCC
  • Participate in ongoing training and development 

Role of Students with advisors

Students are expected to:

  • Communicate with both their Professional Advisor and their Faculty Mentor to make informed academic decisions
  • Be active participants in setting and reaching their academic goals
  • Create a curriculum plan which accommodates individual values, personality, abilities , and interests
  • Create a curriculum plan which takes into account current academic progress (GPA, class standing, etc.
  • Create a curriculum plan which leads to completion of degree requirements
  • Explore and engage in the unique opportunities available at UWG, including extra-curricular activities

Role of Faculty Mentors

  • Establish a Mentor-Student relationship
  • Discuss students’ personal educational and career goals and opportunities
  • Guide students in selecting internships, practicums, experiential learning, undergraduate research, and study abroad as appropriate
  • Help students foster relationships with faculty and staff in their college/school communities
    discuss academic performance as it relates to post baccalaureate pursuits (opportunities for career, professional school, graduate school)
  • Use SSC to view student profile and advisor notes and to add notes for each student participating in a mentoring session
  • Participate in ongoing mentorship training and development

What exactly do mentors do?   Be the person you needed when you were younger.

  • Be thoughtful about your time and resources
  • Be Accessible!
  • Provide encouragement and support
  • Provide insider information: Demystify the System
  • Challenge (Push Mentees to Face Anxieties Directly)
  • Constantly affirm (Nurture the Dream)
  • Provide Professional Exposure and Promote Visibility
  • Protect When Necessary
  • Foster Networks or “Mentoring Constellations”