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THE MENTOR-MENTEE SYSTEM 

Purposes 

The purposes of the Faculty’s mentor-mentee system are to provide guidance to students on academic matters and to foster a close and constructive professional relationship between students and the staff of the Faculty. While all lecturers in the Faculty are potentially academic advisors to all students who seek their advice, each lecturer (mentor) is assigned particular responsibility to a small group of students (mentees). 

Roles of Mentors 

In essence, the key roles of mentors are to: 

a) Assist their mentees to gain an understanding of the curriculum, the faculty’s expectations of its students and the University’s requirements (for example, in respect of its student registration system);

b) Provide advice and guidance to students regarding academic matters; 

c) Provide feedback and opportunities for reflective review following the release of End-of-Block and End-of-Posting results; 

d) Assist students in solving problems and, when necessary, refer them to an appropriate authority or resource person; 

e) Perform any other functions as required by the Faculty.

Responsibilities of Mentees 

All Students are encouraged to meet with their mentors, on a regular basis, to discuss their learning progress including any academic problems encountered.

Implementation of the Mentor-Mentee System

Although each student will be assigned to a mentor, students may seek advice from other academics with whom they feel comfortable. Mentors and mentees are expected to meet on a regular basis, for example, approximately three to four times per year under normal circumstances. Appointments for meetings between mentor and mentee are usually arranged for a time and place suitable to both. A written report of each meeting is prepared and all reports are filed in the students’ Faculty files. 

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