By Roma Weaver
Roy Hernandez was a mentor for Jessica Walton in Passport to Success last year and they still meet and share knowledge and resources. After running into them in Roy’s office at ECC, he informed me that he is a” Mentor for life” and loves working with Jessica. Ingrid Greenberg also still meets with Elizabeth Acierno, her mentee last year and shared “We have met a couple of times in person, but we mostly meet by phone or online Zoom web conferencing. During the Zoom web conference call I show her my Blackboard online class and answer her questions about policy and procedure, instructional design, registration, and orientation for online instruction.”
Mentoring Guidelines for Passport to Success:
Professional Mentoring is a process whereby mentors build relationships with new faculty and provide relevant and timely information to support their institutional success and career planning. Mentors need to be aware of what new faculty are looking for in their advisor. To be effective, academic mentors must be accessible, caring, and knowledgeable and use a variety of tools to provide SDCE specific as well as professional career advising. Effective mentoring sessions move through five basic steps for effective mentor and mentee interactions. When these things are in place, then a toolbox of mentoring approach provides the tools to assist new faculty.
Join Our Mentoring Team: Let your Dean know if you are interested.