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Mentor Program Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions
for Mentees


What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship in which a faculty or staff member provides guidance to a CCC student, who is working towards successful graduation.The mentoring relationship develops as a student requests advice and guidance from an assigned faculty or staff member who offers solutions to academic questions and frustrations.The mentoring relationship is formed outside of regular classroom activity, and within the confines of institutional policies, rules, codes of conduct and regulations.


What is a Mentee?

A mentee is a student who volunteers to be assigned to a Camden County College faculty or staff member.S/he will ask for guidance when academic questions or frustrations arise.


What does a mentor do?

A mentor will set up a regular meeting schedule with their mentee. S/he will meet with their mentee in person, communicate by email, or have a phone conversation. Discussion topics range from academic successes to other challenges.S/he will provide guidance to their mentees questions and concerns.S/he is to be used as a resource to assist a mentee with navigating the Camden County College system.S/he will serve as an introduction for their mentee to various campus services.


Is there anything that I cannot ask a mentor to do?

A mentor cannot replace a service that is offered by Camden County College for which s/he is not responsible.S/he is not a tutor, editor, and cannot and will not negotiate mentee grades. Mentors and mentees will be advised of their individual roles during orientation sessions.


What are the benefits of being a mentee?

Mentees have the privilege of being introduced to faculty and staff members of the college with whom they might not otherwise have contact. Mentees, also, have a direct link and quick reference to registration and other processes of the college.In general, students who have mentors participate, more frequently, in classroom and extra-curricular activities, gain more real life experiences, and have higher graduation rates from the institution at which they started.


How do I sign up?

Just complete the mentoring application on the main mentoring page of the CCC website.You will be contacted once you have been matched with a mentor.


What if I have additional questions?
You can submit questions to mentoring@camdencc.edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions
for Mentors


What is Mentoring

Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship in which a faculty or staff member provides guidance to a CCC student, who is working towards successful graduation. The mentoring relationship develops as a student requests advice and guidance from an assigned faculty or staff member who offers solutions to academic questions and frustrations. The mentoring relationship is formed outside of regular classroom activity, and within the confines of institutional policies, rules, codes of conduct and regulations.


What is a Mentor?

A mentor is a faculty or staff member from Camden County College who is willing to devote individual attention to an assigned student. A mentor answers questions and provides guidance to a mentee.


What is a Mentee?

A mentee is a student who volunteers to be assigned to a Camden County College faculty or staff member. S/he will ask for guidance when academic questions or frustrations arise.


Am I qualified to Mentor?

There is no experience necessary to participate as a mentor. Mentors should be familiar with the college and its services and want to effect change in students’ lives. The division of Enrollment and Student Services is always available as a resource for mentors with questions.


What does a Mentor do?

A mentor will set up a regular meeting schedule with their mentee. S/he will meet with their mentee during office hours, communicate by email, or have a phone conversation. Discussion topics range from academic successes to other challenges. S/he will provide guidance to the mentees questions and concerns. S/he is to be used as a resource to assist a mentee with navigating the Camden County College system. S/he will serve as an introduction for their mentee to various campus services.


As a mentor, are there requests that I can deny?


Yes, if a mentee asks you to provide a service that if offered by the college, and it is a service for which you are not directly responsible, you should not agree to provide that service. Mentors are not tutors, editors, nor can they negotiate grades with a student’s instructor. Mentors and mentees will be advised of their individual roles during orientation sessions.


How much time does mentoring require?

The mentor and mentee can set up a regular schedule of contact and method of contact that works best for both parties. Mentors are strongly encouraged to schedule at least one face-to-face meeting with their mentee per semester.


What are the benefits of being a mentor?

A faculty or staff member’s participation as a mentor is considered commitment to the institution. As a mentor, s/he will become a part of positive action that is student-centered. Bonds formed with mentees often last throughout a student’s academic career. By volunteering, a faculty or staff member’s energy and enthusiasm will contribute to creating a welcoming and comfortable learning environment for our Camden County College students.


How do I sign up?

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Steven D’Ambrosio in the admissions office at sdambrosio@camdencc.edu.

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