HECMA Mentorship Program
The intention of the HECMA Mentorship Program is to increase opportunities for HECMA members to feel more supported in their Case Manager position as they develop or maintain the Case Manager role at their institution. HECMA members who chose to participate in the program will be paired with a
mentor who has at least a year’s experience as a Higher Education Case Manager. These pairs will work together throughout the course of one academic year to reach learning and administrative goals while also having access to increased support and resources from the Mentorship Program.
2017-2018: We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year for both potential mentors and mentees. The deadline for applications is June 1st. Applicants will be notified of their match on June 5th. We encourage you to schedule a time to share some time with your mentor/mentee during the Roundtable.
Information and Guidelines
- Both mentors and mentees must be HECMA members.
- Mentors will have at least a year’s experience as a Higher Education Case Manager.
- Mentees will be paired with a mentor for support and consultation for 1 academic year.
- Mentorship pairs can select a specific emphasis area to focus on throughout the year.
- Mentorship pairs are encouraged to set goals for the academic year. This may include completing a project or developing a program at your place of work. The mentorship relationship can help with both guidance and accountability.
- We ask that Mentorship pairs commit to at least 1 phone or Skype call per semester at a minimum and also communicate through email or other means as needed throughout the year. We also recommend an initial call before the academic year starts to talk about needs, set goals, and talk about hopes for the mentorship relationship. If both members are attending the Roundtable, we encourage you to have this initial meeting in person.
- The Case Managers at Large may also offer conference calls, email support, and other resources for all participants in the mentoring program surrounding topics of interest for the group or as needs arise.