As faculty and staff, we often find ourselves in the role of mentor to our students. But what does it mean to be a mentor? Not quite friend, not quite advisor, and not quite therapist, being a mentor means developing a particular type of relationship as well as a set of skills and strategies for helping our student mentees succeed. It also means understanding the complexities of our students' lives.
If you are interested in mentoring students or already find yourself in that role and want to become better equipped to work with your student mentees, please join the KCTL Student Mentoring Program. Facilitated by Maria Bartolomeo-Maida (Behavioral Sciences) and Janine Graziano (English, KCTL), this program offers a Mentoring Workshop in the summer (re-offered again in the fall) and, if you wish, can help match you with a student who is interested working with a mentor.
In addition to training, this program opportunities for faculty mentors to discuss best practices in mentoring students. These meetings are open to faculty and staff who are formally participating in the KCTL Mentoring Program as well as those who mentor informally or through other programs.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Janine at firstname.lastname@example.org and please see our google website for resources and workshop handouts.