CHS Staff Mentoring Program

Thrive at CHS through mentoring 

The goal of the College of Health Solutions Mentoring program is to support staff by connecting them to mentors across the college to learn about different careers, set goals, gain new insights, and build professional relationships with one another. The program begins with a welcome meeting and entails mentors and mentees meeting two times in the fall and two times in the spring. To strengthen the experience, both mentors and mentees will be invited to attend professional development workshops to enhance skills and network with other participants. 

Program participants will be paired with a mentor within the college, either a staff or faculty member. Participation in the program as a mentor is encouraged and will count towards service hours for annual performance evaluations. For mentees, this program will count towards their annual professional development hours and goals. Let’s grow together at CHS!


Become a Mentee

Staff that would like to participate in the program must complete the program application. Applications are accepted for each year’s cohort between June-July.

Become a Mentor

This program could not be successful without mentors! Each year we have staff and faculty who are excited to mentor and apply to be one when the program opens up each June. 


  1. Interested staff sign-up for the Mentoring program beginning mid-June
  2. The Staff Success Hub open sign-up for CHS Mentor Volunteers 
  3. Program participants will receive a list of mentors 
  4. Participants select a mentor for the year 
  5. Selected Mentors will receive a notice for their official academic year appointment 
  6. Staff will also be notified of who their mentor will be
  7. The program timeline will be followed for all program activities
  8. Program ends in May with an End of the Program event

Program Expectations

  • Mentee and mentor to schedule appointments throughout the year following the program expectations.
    • The appointments can be in whatever fashion the mentor finds useful (i.e. office hours, coffee, lunch, ASU or CHS event, etc.).
  •  Mentors and mentees must meet a minimum (4) times during the academic year, with the first meeting being one in which tentative meeting dates are discussed and set. Additional meetings are welcomed.
  • Mentee and Mentor will be invited to special professional development opportunities throughout the year held during lunch time hours (minimum two a year).
  • We expect mentors and mentee to be engaged with the CHS community.

Program and Meeting Schedule      

  •    Sept. 22: Welcome Meeting
  •    Sept. 25: Deadline for participants to have reached out to mentors
  •    Oct.15: Deadline for initial mentor/mentee meeting
  •    Oct. TBD: Attend Fall Workshop
  •    Nov. 27: Deadline for second mentor/mentee meeting
  •    Feb. 27: Deadline for third mentor/mentee meeting
  •    March TBD: Attend Spring Workshop
  •    April 27: Deadline for fourth mentor/mentee meeting
  •    May TBD: Attend End of Program Event

Mentee Expectations

  • Attend all program meetings/workshops
  • Understand that your mentor will not have all the answers
  • Be polite, courteous and keep up with e-mail communications about the program
  • Mentees are expected to initiate contact with their mentors and prepare for meetings
  • Share what your goals are and what you hope to take away from the program
  • Be honest about your development needs, listen for feedback and ideas, and share what you have done, follow up and follow through with commitments made 
  • Accept constructive feedback and set time aside for self-reflection
  • Mentees are required complete an evaluation of their mentoring experience at the end of the program

Mentor Expectations

  • Attend all program meetings/workshops
  • Help mentees grow through constructive feedback
  • Show interest in mentee’s professional development
  • To meet with their mentee according to the meeting schedule
  • Assist with goal-setting and celebrate achievements with mentees
  • Share insights (the tricks of your trade) for their career progression or career choice
    • Exposes to fresh ideas for success, offers advice, connections, shares knowledge and wisdom, lessons learned, and guidance when appropriate
  • Respond to emails, answers questions, and directs to resources
  • Mentors are required complete an evaluation of their mentoring experience at the end of the program

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