CEHD Staff Community of Practice: Mentoring and Progressing Scholarship

CEHD Staff CoP MAPS

Purpose

To provide formal one-on-one mentoring to foster a culture of development and learning for staff in the College of Education and Human Development. This program aims to promote a shared responsibility amongst the participants, mentor and mentee.

Eligibility

Both mentee and mentor must meet the following requirement:

  • Professional staff of the College of Education and Human Development

About our Program


The CEHD Staff CoP MAPS program will start on September 1, 2021 and end on April 30th, 2022.

 

Enrollment Period

Interest forms will be accepted from August 9-September 10, 2021.

Kick-Off Meeting

Our program kick-off meeting was held on September 1, 2021.

Matching Process

  • All participants will complete an application of interest no later than September 10, 2021.
  • Matching mentees with mentors will be determined based on the needs of the mentee and the potential areas of expertise of the mentor.
  • Mentees will be sent a list of mentor suggestions and will make the initial contact with their potential mentor.

Additional support will be provided by the CEHD MAPS Program Administration Team as needed for both mentors and mentees.

For more information, contact us.

Roles & Benefits


Role of Mentors

Mentors will share their professional and organizational knowledge, experience, and contacts (network) while serving as a sounding board and guide for career-focused conversations.

Mentor Benefits

  • Reinforcement of industry knowledge & skills.
  • Enhancement of leadership & feedback giving skills.
  • Strengthens professional network.
  • Satisfaction from enjoying your mentee’s growth, development & success.
  • Opportunity to facilitate a positive collegiate working culture.

Role of Mentees

Mentees will share their professional skills, career, and network goals, along with their individual development plans to direct the conversations and learning.

Mentee Benefits

  • Opportunity to learn from an experienced field professional.
  • Honest feedback on strengths and opportunity areas without fear of performance review repercussions.
  • Accountability and guidance for setting and reaching professional goals.
  • Strengthens professional network.

Program Components


  • Meet regularly with mentor/mentee as agreed upon. Once a month at minimum.
  • Maintain frequent communication.
  • Establish both short- and long-term goals, as well as a timeline to tweak as needed.

Program Support


The CEHD MAPS Program can provide the following support to both mentors and mentees:

  • Facilitate the mentor/mentee matching process.
  • Provide self-directed trainings for cultivating your mentoring relationship.
  • Provide resources to help you structure your mentoring relationship.
  • Provide mentors resources for taking mentees to lunch, coffee, etc.
  • Program support as needed.

Program Administration Team


Dr. Rhonda Fowler

Dr. Rhonda Fowler

Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Jacqueline Turner

Dr. Jacqueline Turner

Research Specialist

Ta'Niss Robinson

Ta'Niss Robinson

Program Contributor

Nuzulul Isna

Nuzulul Isna

Program Contributor

Gislene Ferreira dos Reis

Gislene Ferreira dos Reis

Graduate Assistant

EHRD Doctoral Student
Email: gislenereis@tamu.edu