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The Life of A Mentor by Mind Map: The Life of A Mentor
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The Life of A Mentor

Primary Mentoring

New Mentees

Orienting students to ESC

Tour Guide of MyESC

Discuss Mentoring Relationship, Get to know student

Review application, transcripts, writing sample, etc.

1st enrollment, Ask NEC faculty permission if necessary; facilitate special enrollments (find tutors, etc.)

Tour Guide of Term Guide and LOI

Preview Educational Planning, Discuss possible PLA topics, Discuss General Education Requirements, Begin Possible AOS/Concentration Discussion

Ensuring 1st enrollment success (Smarthinking, online writing resources, workshops, DAS, Learning Coaches, advising students on tutor-student communication, etc.)

All Mentees

Advising students on enrollments, Ask NEC faculty permission if necessary, Facilitate special enrollments (find tutors, etc.), Review registrations per term (RegReview), Enter TIS's (RegReview)

Working towards continuing success (Smarthinking, online writing resources, workshops, DAS, Learning Coaches, advising students on tutor-student communication)

Helping students with questions regarding grades, CE's, financial aid, etc.

Managing Cross Registrations

Approve LC's and CE's (Doc Pak)

Review student progress towards degree (Doc Pak)

Graduating Students - review files and check concurred DP's; communicate with Assessment Office

Track and help students with SAP troubles

Help students solve problems with Student Services

Educational Planning

Goals and Processes, Student Goals and Research

Understanding AOS's

Understanding and/or developing Concentrations

Understanding and following Gen Ed Guidelines, Determine Student's Matriculation Date (NotesDP), Follow up on all non-GETA possible Gen Eds

PLA's, Developing Topics, Reviewing Essays, Tracking, PLA Planner

Degree Plan, Transcripts, PLA's, ESC Studies, Rationale Essay, Proofread transcript entries, PLA essays, ESC Studies, credit amounts, rationale, etc.

Students Going to COAR and OCAR

Review student's DP prior to COAR meeting

Answer Assessment Committee member questions

Discuss/negotiate changes to DP with Assessment Office

Address changes recommended or required by COAR

Track portfolio through NEC Committee to OCAR

Ensure student follows DP after concurrence

Mentoring as Teaching

Researching and Designing Studies (alone or with other faculty)

Designing TIS's with students

Writing and Posting LC's

Managing student learning throughout term

updating ANGEL

Grading/responding to student work

Writing and Posting CE's

Managing Incompletes

Update LOI regularly


Independent Studies, Blended Studies, Non-Blended Studies

Totally Independent Studies, Blended Studies, Non-Blended Studies

Residencies, Develop, Manage/Teach, Blended Studies, Non-Blended Studies

Group Studies, Blended Studies, Non-Blended Studies

Online Studies

Center Service

Committees / Task Groups

Mentoring New Mentors

Center Meetings

College Service


AOS Convenors

Set agenda and chair AAOS meetings

Update AOS website

Facilitate new mentors in AOS

Curate AOS sessions for AAOS and All College

Work with OAA, Collegewide Committees, Faculty Conference. etc.

C-PIE Assessment


Assessment in the Major

General Education

Collegewide Meetings

Developing Sessions for AAOS and All College

Participating in AAOS, All College, Academic Conference


Writing Projects

Performance Projects

Research Projects

Conference Proposals

Conference Presentations

Developing projects with other mentors

Community Service

Editor of local organization's newsletter

Volunteer Work

Faculty Reviews

Fac. Report and Plan

1st Year Review

Subsequent Year Reviews

Tenure and Promotion Reviews

Sabbatical Applications

Reassignment Applications

Unit Coordinator

Technology (computers, phones, printers, copiers)


Office Equipment (furniture, etc.)

Building Management/Relationships

Supervision of Support Staff

Acquisition of New Office/Study Group Meeting Space

Finding and Managing Adjuncts

Coordinating Student Support with Center

New Mentors

New Mentor Orientation (residencies and phone calls)

Boot Camp

Shadowing other Mentors

Attending COAR meetings

Developing New Studies

Nuts & Bolts / Miscellaneous

Time sheets

Applying for Faculty Dev Funds or UUP/IDA Funds

Conference travel arrangements

Travel vouchers

Technology training

Updating and sharing areas of expertise and accomplishments with others in college (Mentor Directory, CML Website, etc.)

Creating and updating Commons website

Technology needs (computer upgrades, fixes, etc.)

Physical plant needs (i.e. furniture, temperature, bldg mgmt., etc.)

Following up on questions to administrators and/or staff

Facilitating questions and needs of non-matriculated students

Consulting with mentors, administrators and/or staff on a range of issues

Collegiality (lunches, parties, sharing stories, etc.)

ESC Net - reading news, updates, announcements, etc.

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