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.
- Recruitment of Black Students
- Retention of Black Students
- Addressing micro aggressions, campus racial and psychological climates that impact Black Students.
- Promoting academic success leading to graduation.
- Encouraging student involvement in campus/communal activities
- Helping students find their voice/place here at UTM
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
- Be available
- Be understanding
- Be a resource
- Be engaging
- Be supportive
- Respect time
- Must make 80% of F2F Meetings
- Ask questions and engage