The foundation of the mentoring relationship, and the key to its success, is a strong Collaborative Plan of Support (CPS) developed jointly by the scholar and the mentor. The CPS is the road map through the scholar’s doctoral studies and entry into the profession as a candidate for faculty positions. A strong CPS:
On an interpersonal level, trust and communication are vital to a successful mentoring relationship.
Sharing your own academic journey with your scholar, as well as how you have navigated work-life balance, the tenure process, and shared governance, will give your mentee the confidence to grow professionally and one day continue the mentoring tradition.