Mentoring in academe

Mentoring plays an important role in one’s career development, no matter what role one has in an institution. When starting a job, we rely on people already in the workplace to orient us, give advice, and provide support as we learn the ins and outs of the job. Women tend to receive less mentorship than men in such situations. There is not mentorship program at Brock and we would like to explore the possibility of putting in place such a program for all women on campus. More on this soon as we will issue a call for mentors to start building a list of folks willing to enter a mentoring relationship with women on campus. We will also gather information on mentorship programs at other institutions and see what could work here at Brock. Suggestions welcome!

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