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Calumentoring Network

The Student Mentors in Room 202 Calumet are primarily responsible for delivering workshops and general aid in areas such as essay structure, library resources, research techniques, time management, writing styles, and assignment planning. If you would like assistance in one of these broader subjects, feel free to drop by during office hours, or to make an appointment. Please note that during office hours, the Mentors will be guaranteed to be there, but it is not guaranteed that you will be the only student seeking service.

Frequently asked questions.

1. What is the Calumentoring Program?
We want to foster a sense of community for new students at York University, specifically Calumet College students, matching them with more experienced students.

2. How does the program work?
Mentors are drawn from a pool of experienced students usually in their 3rd and 4th years, who have good knowledge about both academic and social aspects of life at York University. They will be matched with mainly, but not entirely, first year students. The objective is to develop a supportive relationship between a senior student- the mentor and a junior student, the partner.

3. How much time am I expected to give?
Given that each relationship is unique, we don’t expect mentors/partners to put any specific amount of time. Mentors are expected to give as much time as they can without disrupting their other important commitments. However, whatever time one gives to the program, we’d like them to give their 100% commitment. The hours spent with partners will depend on the understanding between mentor and partner, although, all participants in the program are expected to attend a general meet and greet session once every month. All mentors are also required to attend training sessions.

4. How many partners will a mentor have?
We are looking for a one to one mentor-partner ratio. However, it all depends on the number of applications we receive.

5. When did the program start?
A pilot program was launched in Winter 2004, but the actual program commenced Fall 2004/2005 with aspirations of becoming an integral part of Calumet College in the long run.

6. How do I get involved?
To participate in the Calumentor Network program, all mentors and partners must fill out the appropriate personal information forms available from the links at the bottom of this page or come to the SPA Office at 202 Calumet. Applications can be emailed to calacad@yorku.ca or dropped off at the SPA Office during office hours or to Room 235, Calumet Main Office.

7. What happens after I apply?

You will be contacted to attend a brief training session at a time to be determined later.  After an appropriate mentee has been found, you will be contacted to meet with them, Professor DeSouza, and with the Calumentor Network Coordinator.  Over the course of the year, you will keep in contact with the mentee and provide help accordingly.


.8. Other concerns?
We’d like to make it clear that no questions are silly/wrong/stupid/etc and that we’d love to hear your views/questions/suggestions. Please feel free to email calacad@yorku.ca


Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you soon!!

Click on a link below to dowload the Mentoring Application or Partner Infosheet in MSWord format.

 

Last Modified:
March 28, 2011

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