140 Representative Documents: Mentoring Programs
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Library Faculty Mentoring Program
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♦ Be available on request of the protégé to: brainstorm, review plans, advise on
research outlines, read drafts, proofread submission papers, advise on publication
venues, and advise on locating specific expertise needed by the protégé such as
statistics, survey development, etc.
♦ Maintain awareness of current promotion/tenure/evaluation processes and
♦ Provide guidance on professional acculturation.
♦ Refer to the appropriate administrative resources regarding professional
assignment concerns (ADAFS, Ombuds, etc.).
♦ Track progress to allow for accurate and meaningful advising, encouragement,
and timely suggestions to meet protégé needs.
♦ Attend the protégé’s face-to-face annual or mid-term review meeting with CAPT,
at the request of the protégé.
♦ Notify the chair of the LMC to request a change in assigned protégés.
♦ Notify the chair of the LMC to opt out of being formally assigned as a mentor.
Protégés will typically:
♦ Consider meeting with the mentor at least monthly, in any format – formal
appointment, lunch, etc.
♦ Contact the mentor as needed to: brainstorm, review plans, seek advice on
research outlines, read drafts, proofread submission papers, seek advice on
publication venues, seek advice on locating specific expertise needed by the
protégé such as statistics, survey development, etc.
♦ Ask questions about concerns, organizational process and climate, professional
acculturation and expectations, and be receptive to answers.
♦ Contact the mentor for assistance on professional assignment issues.
♦ Track progress in order to be mindful of pending issues and to receive accurate
and meaningful advising, encouragement, and timely suggestions from mentors.
♦ Invite mentors to attend the face-to-face annual and mid-term review meeting
with CAPT, if desired.
♦ Notify the chair of the LMC to request a change in assigned mentors.
♦ Each mentor will receive a $250 stipend for each of the first two assigned
protégés with a maximum of $500 per fiscal year.
MENTOR/ PROTÉGÉ BEST PRACTICES
Expectations/roles for faculty involved in the mentoring process include: