Mentorship Rules & Regulations
|Semester Hours Completed (incl. core)
||9 (all core classes)
|Mentorship Contact Hours
|Minimum Requirements for a Mentor
||Graduate degree plus 5 years' experience
|Time Frame for Mentorship
Students at all degree levels must be in full-standing status to register for a mentorship.
* in sports-related administrative/supervisory capacity
** includes completion of 60 lower division hours and any deficiencies noted during admission process
Prerequisites for the Mentorship
- Student submits required forms (appendix A, mentor resume, learning objectives)
- The mentor’s resume must list the highest degree attained. **
- Mentorship learning objectives and duties (which student and proposed mentor put together). Student must have a minimum of five objectives and the mentor must initial each one. Student can have as many as he/she feels can be accomplished, and they must be formatted like the example in the handbook. Learning Objectives should encompass a task from each course in the student’s program of study, if possible.
- If mentor meets criteria, mentorship advisor is assigned to review learning objectives.
- Student’s file is submitted to Dean for Academic Affairs for approval.
- Once approved, student is notified that he/she can now register online & pay mentorship fees.
- Once officially registered, student then starts accruing hours.
** If mentor does not have the required graduate degree, but has enough experience, student can request an exception by providing justification for his/her selection of mentor.
Guidelines for Writing Learning Objectives
- Learning objectives should be formatted as in the Mentorship Handbook, i.e. each objective should list the objective, measurement tool, and expected outcome.
- Learning objectives must be written in an active tense as opposed to a passive tense, i.e., performing a tangible task instead of an intangible or immeasurable task.
- There is a minimum requirement of five learning objectives.
- Ideally, (but this is not always possible) the learning objectives should encompass a task from each course in the student’s program of study.