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Partnership Agreement

Mentoring is an ongoing, voluntary process whereby an experienced person (mentor) facilitates the growth of a less experienced colleague (mentee), providing guidance and support for the benefit of the individual, mentor, and institution. A mentoring relationship is a trusting and collaborative partnership. 

Meeting Structure

  • Frequency
  • Length
  • Modes (e.g., face-to-face, phone, email)
  • Place
  • Duration (# of year(s), attainment of goals, open-ended)
  • Responsibility for scheduling meetings

Ground Rules for Relationship

  • Determine expectations for both parties
  • Confidentiality
  • Openness, candor, truthfulness
  • Strategies for addressing and resolving conflicts
  • Bidirectional formative and summative feedback
  • Support