SCMS Women's Caucus mentorship programme - CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Dear Women's Caucus Members,
Following the successful establishment of the SCMS Women’s Caucus mentorship initiative in 2013 we are pleased to initiate a new cycle of recruitment, inviting prospective new mentors and mentees to please register their interest in becoming a part of this program by Monday 1st February 2016.
If you are member of the Women’s Caucus who is not currently involved in this initiative and you are interested in either mentoring another female scholar, being mentored by another female scholar, or both, please send answers to the relevant questions below, in an e-mail to Hannah Hamad (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before the above date.
If you are currently already involved in the mentorship initiative as a mentor and you are willing and able to take on a new mentee/mentees, please get in touch to let us know, with answers to the relevant questions as applicable.
Similarly, if your involvement in the initiative thus far has been in the capacity of mentee only and you would now like to take on the role of mentor, you should also feel free to get in touch and register this interest, with answers to the relevant questions as applicable.
PLEASE USE "SCMS MENTORSHIP" AS THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAILS.
Hannah will work to match people up and then get back to you with more detailed information about the program thereafter, and in time for new mentees and mentors to make contact with one another ahead of the forthcoming Atlanta conference in March 2016. We therefore encourage you to attempt to get together there for a mentoring meeting in person, in the event that both parties will be in attendance at the conference.
With best wishes,
Hannah, Karen, Shelleen, Vicki and Alyx
Please paste the following into an e-mail and provide answers underneath each as applicable…
(1) Name and e-mail address
(2) Status (e.g., MA student, PhD student, ABD, postdoc/research fellow/teaching fellow, assistant professor/lecturer, associate professor/senior lecturer/reader, professor, independent scholar, etc.)
(3) University affiliation (if any)
(4) Are you interested in being a mentor, mentee, or both? (If both, please answer all the questions below. Otherwise, just answer those relevant to you.)
(5) As a mentee, what specific things would you hope to get from a mentor organized through the Women's Caucus? Are you interested in issues related to research, publishing, the job market, the tenure/promotion process, life/work balance, teaching, service, gender and departmental politics, or something else? Feel free to list as many issues as you like.
(6) As a mentor, what specific things do you feel particularly qualified to provide a mentee? Are these related to research, publishing, the job market, the tenure/promotion process, life/work balance, teaching, service, gender and departmental politics, or something else? Feel free to list as many issues as you like.
(7) As a mentee, would you be interested in a mentor of the same status, just one step "beyond" you, much beyond you, something else, or do you not care about the status of your mentor?
(8) As a mentor, would you be interested in a mentee of the same status, just one step "behind" you, much behind you, something else, or do you not care about the status of your mentee?
(9) We realize that many mentor/mentee relationships are also co-mentor relationships. Do you have a preference for a more traditional mentor/mentee relationship, more of a co-mentor relationship, are you open to either, or are you interested in both?
(10) If you are interested in being a mentor, how many mentor/mentee relationships would you feel comfortable having the Women's Caucus set up for you? (It's OK to say "one." In any case, we would only give mentors more than one mentee if we do not have enough mentor-volunteers.)
(11) Is there anything else you think it would help us to know in order for us to find a productive mentor/mentee relationship for you?