Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship where a faculty or staff (Mentor) provides guidance to a student (Mentee), leading the student toward successful graduation. The Mentor serves as a role model and resource, offering solutions to academic questions and frustrations, and referring the Mentee to other programs on campus when needed. The mentoring relationship is formed outside regular classroom activity, and within the confines of all WKCTC policies, rules, and codes of conduct.
Mentors empower students' success by being a role model and a guide. Mentors will facilitate students' development of goals and objectives. Challenges for students come from a variety of sources. Although a mentor may not be an expert in all areas that students may need, the mentor will be an accessible guide in referring students to the correct resource either on campus or off campus. A mentor should have the following skill sets:
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A mentor will set up a meeting schedule with the mentee. Each pair can communicate and get
together as often as they like. Some may wish to meet as frequently as twice a month; others may
communicate primarily by phone or e‐mail. Discussion topics may range from academic issues to
navigating WKCTC programs and services.
Mentors are not tutors, editors, nor can they negotiate grades with a student’s instructors.
The mentor is advised to refer the student to the appropriate services on campus.
Student mentees have the privilege of being introduced to and establishing a one‐on‐one
relationship with a faculty member. The faculty member has volunteered to guide and encourage
his/her student and will be available to discuss academic, career and a variety of topics important to the
student. Matching of the students and mentors will be done with regard to stated majors, interests and