Mentor Faculty Responsibilities
It is important for students to understand the work of the mentor and to communicate their expectations clearly when they discuss their learning needs with potential mentors.
Mentor faculty are expected to:
- Work closely with the student to develop the Individualized Learning Agreement(ILA) and its detailed work plan. Once completed, the ILA is approved by the mentor as well as by the student’s core faculty advisor
- Provide timely and substantive feedback during the student’s course of study in ways that both challenge and guide the student. A successful mentor relationship is one in which the mentor is available and accessible and responds to emails and phone calls in a timely fashion and provides substantive feedback to written drafts at agreed upon times throughout the process
- Consult regularly with the student’s core faculty advisor regarding the student’s progress as needed. The program believes that regular communication between the mentor and the advisor is for student success and program quality control
- Provide a final substantive and timely narrative evaluation of the student’s completed work
- The program estimates that mentor faculty are likely to work approximately 15-20 hours over the course of a particular learning agreement, from initial conversation and proposal approval, to regular communication, substantive feedback and the final narrative evaluation. We expect mentor faculty to be accessible to our students and provide timely feedback