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AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women Mentoring Program 2014-15

Call for Mentors and Mentees: 2014-2015 AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women Mentoring Program

It’s time to start the CSW Mentoring Program for a new academic year. Please read the call below and complete one of the applications and send to me (Tracy Everbach, Everbach@unt.edu) if you want to participate (links below). The deadline is Oct. 1. Thank you!

Link to mentee form: http://www.scribd.com/doc/238580845/Application-junior-Scholar-Seeking-Mentor-NEW
Link to mentor form: http://www.scribd.com/doc/238581031/Application-Wanttobementor-NEW

Are you a junior scholar looking for some career advice?

Are you an associate or full professor or other senior scholar who wants to help women move ahead in academia?

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is continuing its Mentorship Project. Its aim is to connect senior mentors with junior mentees—women who are in the early to middle stages of their careers.

(Please also share this information widely with other women in AEJMC. Note that they do not have to be members of CSW to participate, but it is encouraged.)

Q. Who participates?
A. Mentees (junior colleagues) are envisioned to be women only. Mentors (senior colleagues) are mainly women, but men are welcome, too.

Q. How will it work?
A. The project is coordinated by two senior scholars. They receive the applications and negotiate the “match” between mentors and mentees. Applications are available on the CSW website, Facebook page, newsletter and other social media like Twitter, as well as from both co-facilitators: Tracy Everbach, Everbach@unt.edu, and Frances Ward-Johnson, fward2@elon.edu.

Q. As a junior colleague, why might I want or need a mentor?
A. Developing a research strategy, preparing a strong promotion or tenure file, or problem-solving specific career issues are some of the reasons you might seek a mentor. NOTE: Mentors are not expected to be personal counselors.

Q. If I want to be a mentor, what are the expectations?
A. Mentors will be asked to assume responsibility for one mentee at a time for one year. You will indicate on your application what you can and/or are willing to do in your mentor role. We ask for periodic discussions with the mentee by email, phone, Skype/Google hangout, or in-person meetings if possible.

Q. How long does a mentorship last?
A. Most will be one year, with the option to renew or opt-out after one year.

We invite you to complete one of the two applications—Senior Scholar Willing to be a Mentor, or Junior Scholar Seeking a Mentor, which are attached.

Please return form by email either to Tracy Everbach, Everbach@unt.edu, or Frances Ward-Johnson, fward2@elon.edu, by October 1, 2014.

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