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

 Strategic Imperative #1 A: Increase student persistence and timely progression to


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”