How Do You Cultivate Mentoring Opportunities?

During our session at the #UNTAdv12  Conference last week, our panel hosted a discussion on the topic of mentoring in higher education. We talked about what formal and informal mentoring looks like on our college and university campuses, specifically to support our faculty, develop our staff members and engage our students students. Here are the key words that were shared during the discussion:

It is important for campus communities to consider the potential of mentoring. There are a number of benefits to supporting mentoring at a college or university. Some might be interested in connecting our students to their learning environment, while other institutions might be interested in helping new faculty transition. A number of mentoring programs provide return on investment for employees, which includes increased retention, career development, and professional engagement. By developing a culture of mentoring, organizations have the ability to increase collaborative learning and support sustainable leadership.

What sort of mentoring is happening on your campus or within your organization? Please feel free to add your mentoring program or resources to the open google doc: http://bit.ly/MentoringMatters

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4 thoughts on “How Do You Cultivate Mentoring Opportunities?

  1. Kate Andrews @ How to Mentor July 5, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Mentors are important figures in our lives but such dependence links us to greater limitation. Ironically, in working to escape our limited perspectives we seek out figures who further limit our perspectives. Your abilities on how to mentor really affect lives.

  2. Jane Smithson March 9, 2014 / 7:34 am

    Hi Laura, Can I have your permission to use your mentorship wordle from your webpage here for a university mentorship guide assignment I am writing and may use for my workplace? Jane Smithson.

    • Laura Pasquini March 11, 2014 / 5:59 pm

      Hi Jane,

      Yes — Feel free to use my Wordle – just give credit where it is due. 🙂 Thanks for asking!

      • Jane Smithson March 15, 2014 / 9:51 am

        Thank you.

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