• Students on stage
  • Student and faculty photos

Black Student Mentoring Collaborative (BSMC)

  • Students on stage
  • Student and faculty photos

The Black Student Mentoring Collaborative is designed to provide a connection for first-year, black students in their transition to the UTM community by providing support and resources to increase their success and engagement with the university through mentorships with Black Faculty & Staff.

  1. Recruitment of Black Students
  2. Retention of Black Students
  3. Addressing micro aggressions, campus racial and psychological climates that impact Black Students.
  4. Promoting academic success leading to graduation.
  5. Encouraging student involvement in campus/communal activities
  6. Helping students find their voice/place here at UTM
  • August 17, 2018 – Black Faculty Meet & Greet @ Chancellor’s Residence
  • August 22, 2018 – Black Faculty Mentor Charge Meeting
  • September 5, 2018 – Mentee Reveal / Kick-off
  • September 19, 2018 – Mentee/Mentor Face Meeting
  • October 3, 2018 – F2F
  • October 17, 2018 – F2F
  • November 7, 2018 – F2F
  • November 21, 2018 – F2F
  • December 5, 2018 – BSMC Semester Wrap Up & Assessment Survey
  • December 14, 2018 – Black Student Graduation Ceremony @ 7pm
  • January 16, 2019 – Semester Kick-Off
  • January 30, 2019 – F2F
  • February 13, 2019 – F2F
  • February 27, 2019 – F2F
  • March 13, 2019 – F2F
  • March 27, 2019 – F2F
  • April 10, 2019 – F2F
  • April 17, 2019 – Mentee Send-off/Semester Wrap Up & Assessment Survey
  • May 3, 2019 – Black Student Graduation Ceremony @ 8pm

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.

What does a mentor do?

The following are among the mentor’s functions:

  • Teaches the mentee about a specific issue
  • Coaches the mentee on a particular skill
  • Facilitates the mentee’s growth by sharing resources and networks
  • Challenges the mentee to move beyond his or her comfort zone
  • Creates a safe learning environment for taking risks
  • Focuses on the mentee’s total development

Mentor Standards:

  • Be available
  • Be understanding
  • Be a resource
  • Be engaging
  • Be supportive

Mentee Standards:

  • Respect time
    • Must make 80% of F2F Meetings
  • Communicate
  • Ask questions and engage