All MMUF alumni, from new college graduates to tenure-track faculty, are encouraged to join the MMFPN Mentoring Program. Participants range from recent graduates to experienced professionals. Depending on your expertise and interests, there may be a mentee in the database for you.
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- Apply and create your mentee profile.
Read through the program information. Apply online between September 19 and October 1. MMFPN staff will use the information you submit to create a mentor profile. Your mentor profile will contain information from your initial application, unless otherwise marked.
Once your profile is completed, MMFPN staff will provide mentees with the names of up to 3 possible mentors who generally match their interests and goals. Please keep in mind that all alumni, from recent graduates to tenured professors, are encouraged to join the MMFPN Mentoring Program. If you would prefer to mentor alumni at a specific career stage, please indicate this in your profile.
- Receive mentor requests and review potential mentee profiles.
You will receive an email with a list of 1–3 alumni who have selected you as a mentor. This email will invite you to review their mentee profiles and select the mentee(s) with whom you would prefer to work.
- Accept mentee and begin mentoring relationship in November.
Once you accept a mentee (the deadline is October 28) and inform MMFPN, you and your mentee will receive a formal matching email from the program. You should expect to receive an introductory email from your mentee soon after (initial contact is the responsibility of the mentee).
The Biennial Conference, held November 3–5, 2016 is an excellent chance for you to meet your mentee and receive training at the Mentoring 101 workshop, led by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Use the materials in the resources section to guide your mentoring partnership agreement, first meeting agenda, and initial discussions.
At the end of each term, mentor/mentee pairs will be evaluated and reflected upon. If mentors and mentees agree that the previous term was successful and that a continued partnership would be mutually beneficial, the mentee can re-request the mentor by contacting MMFPN staff. If at any point during the mentoring term both mentor and mentee agree to terminate the interaction, please contact MMFPN staff immediately.