More about Mentorship
UAA Mentors guide and support mentees on their roster through their first year as an advisor. Through their mentorship, UAA Mentors expand the capacity of the University Advising Center (UAC) to support and develop new staff while developing a supportive relationship with their mentees from their first days as UAC advisors.
Who Can Be a Mentor?
UAAs who have been in their role for at least one year and have achieved at least Level 2 certification.
What We Ask of Mentors
- Be available to your mentee(s) in their first week(s)
- Be available via Microsoft Teams (or other platforms) for quick communication to answer questions and provide clarification
- Invite your mentee(s) to shadow your advising sessions
- Try to anticipate frequently asked questions and provide best practices about upcoming commitments during the advising year
- Observe your mentee(s) and provide them feedback using the advisor observation form attached
- Help your mentee(s) make connections with other UAAs in your professional social network
- Serve as a non-judgmental sounding board for questions and ideas
- Provide workflow suggestions as needed