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Partnership Agreement

Mentoring is an ongoing, voluntary process whereby an experienced person (mentor) facilitates the growth of a less experienced colleague (mentee), providing guidance and support for the benefit of the individual, mentor, and institution. A mentoring relationship ideally is a trusting and collaborative partnership.

Meeting Structure

  • Frequency
  • Length
  • Modes (e.g., face-to-face, phone, email)
  • Place
  • Duration (# of year(s), attainment of goals, open-ended)
  • Responsibility for scheduling meetings

Ground Rules for Relationship

  • Determine expectations for both parties
  • Agree upon confidentiality and its limits
  • Strive for openness, candor, truthfulness
  • Develop and utilizing strategies for addressing and resolving conflicts
  • Provide ongoing bidirectional feedback
  • Ensure it is a supportive relationship

Mentee’s Goals and Expected Time Frames:

Setting Priorities and Using Time Productively

  • Mentee’s Commitment:
  • Mentor’s Commitment:

Planning Experiences/Activities

  • Mentee’s Commitment:
  • Mentor’s Commitment:

Developing an Advisory Board of Informal Mentors

  • Mentee’s Commitment:
  • Mentor’s Commitment:

Interacting with Senior Colleagues

  • Mentee’s Commitment:
  • Mentors’s Commitment:

Conducting Early and Ongoing Discussions of the Promotion/Tenure Process

  • Mentee’s Commitment:
  • Mentor’s Commitment:

Enhancing the Junior Faculty Member’s Visibility within the Community

  • Mentee’s Commitment:
  • Mentor’s Commitment:

Increasing the Junior Faculty Member’s Understanding of the Emory Institutional Culture

  • Mentee’s Commitment:
  • Mentor’s Commitment: