Faculty Mentoring Partnership

To access the Faculty Mentoring & Learning Partnership Program:

This survey is for the FACULTY of West Virginia University only.  Users can self-enroll in the Mentoring & Learning Partnership Program questionnaire.  Link to the Faculty Mentoring Partnership survey, click here.

Mentoring & Learning Partnership Program

Dear Colleagues:

I hope you will take ten minutes out of your busy schedule to complete the online faculty skills bank assessment tool.

This was developed to:

  • Learn about the skills of our faculty members.
  • Determine the faculty development needs in a more precise manner
  • Identify mentors for specific skills. This would be different from the traditional mentoring role in that this would be short term for learning a specific skill OR it would consist of “ementoring” as faculty would help one another as learning partners.

Data on your skills and needs will be available to Faculty Development staff only. This information will be used as we develop programs that will benefit faculty.

If you agree to be a mentor for a specific skill, that information would be available to prospective mentees.

Again, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time to complete this questionnaire. We look forward to developing more programs to address your needs.

Sincerely,

Rashida Khakoo, M.D.
Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development

Important Mentor/Mentee tips:

Communicating Expectations
Mentor:
     • Communicate your expectations of your mentee
     • Create a plan with your mentees of how to achieve milestones on the way to reaching their goals
     • Adapt your feedback to your mentee’s learning and communication styles, etc.
     • Set realistic timelines

Mentee:
     • Communicate your expectations of your mentor
     • Discuss your goals with your mentor and create a plan of how you will achieve milestones on the way to reaching your goals
     • Inform your Mentor about your learning and communication preferences
     • Set realistic timelines

Working Together
Mentor:
     • Advise your mentees on what you know and admit the things you don’t know so they can seek help elsewhere for those things
     • Build on your mentee’s strengths and recognize their weaknesses
     • Offer constructive feedback
     • Evaluate progress
     • Be your mentee’s cheerleader when they progress toward or reach their goals
     • Be consistent and reliable

Mentee:
     • Listen and contribute to the conversation
     • Understand that your mentor will not have all the answers, and be prepared to seek out other resources as needed
     • Accept constructive feedback
     • Evaluate progress
     • Celebrate success and assess any shortcomings
     • Be consistent and reliable

Conclusion and Follow-Up
Mentor:
     • Follow up on successes
     • Provide an evaluation of the experience
     • Thank your mentee
     • Repeat the mentoring process with others

Mentee:
     • Update your mentor on your continued success
     • Provide an evaluation of the experience
     • Thank your mentor