With a mission to maximise student growth and development, NLUO has introduced Mentorship Programme. We believe that mentoring is a nurturing process in which the faculty member serves as a role model, teacher, sponsor, encourager, counselor, and friend to the students with the end goal of promoting the latter’s professional and personal development.
This Programme is designed to help the students transition easily into campus life, and creates events that help them build a supportive network of students, faculty and staff. Through the mentorship programme, students gain the skills,
experience, and contacts necessary to maximize the education and knowledge and broaden their access to all that NLUO has to offer. At the same time mentorship at NLUO is not just about academic work itself, but also with navigating university life and providing support for a student during the difficult transition period. The mentor must also serve as a resource who will answer many questions, trivial or complex, that the student might pose. Most important, the mentor must serve as a positive role model. Throughout the semester, the mentor remain in close contact with students to assure the best possible experience and learning outcomes.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MENTORSHIP
- Mentorship Groups are made up of 25-30 students that share a faculty mentor.
- Mentees choose when and how frequently they would like to meet during each month. Mentors are required to meet regularly with mentees.
- Mentorship groups communicate with each other in person or by phone or email during the semester.
- Mentees have the opportunity to shape their own mentoring experiences through dialogue and action planning initiated by mentors, and attending and participating in the many planned events on a voluntary basis.
- Faculty Mentors serve as a point-of-contact and immediate resource to you and your group, there to answer your questions, connect you with campus resources, and help you explore NLUO.
- Mentorship provides opportunities for informal discussions with faculty mentor which helps students to decrease their feelings of isolation and to increase the assimilation of students into the university culture.