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Qualities of a good mentor

  • Is caring and assists with the mentee's career growth

  • Teaches networking skills and helps mentee establish relationships with key players in the university

  • Is an active listener and provides feedback when necessary

  • Is an honest, sincere and willing communicator who shares knowledge and experience

  • Helps build self-confidence and offers encouragement through positive comments and support

  • A good role model who teaches by example

  • A wise counselor and a responsible professional

  • Is committed and makes time for mentoring


Qualities of a good mentee

  • Is receptive to feedback and guidance

  • Actively seeks opportunities to learn

  • Is appreciative of the coaching and counseling

  • Regularly attends programs geared towards orientation of new faculty

  • Is enthusiastic and committed to mentoring