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Student Mentoring Cell



Student Mentoring Cell




Introduction

We have high aspirations for all of our students and want to help them to achieve and surpass their own expectations and those of the people who teach and care for them. Student mentoring in Shri Anand College is defined as a one-to-one relationship between a student and the mentor that occurs over a prolonged period of time. The mentor provides consistent support, guidance and concrete help to a student to provide them with a positive role model. The goal of student mentoring is to help all students involved in the mentoring program to gain the skills and confidence to be responsible for their own futures and develop their full academic and personal progress. Some students involved in the mentoring program may be going through a difficult, challenging situation, a period of life in which they need extra moral support, or they may need economic help. This policy aims to identify the strategies deployed to ensure outstanding levels of mentoring and guidance.

Guidance

It is vital that all students receive regular and informed guidance, have a wide range of experiences and understand where to get further information and advice. This will be evident through a number of initiatives, including;
>> Individual learning reviews and goal setting
>> Regular internal communications with students
>> Career guidance
>> Higher Education guidance
>> ‘soft skill’ reinforcement initiatives
>> Community involvement opportunities

Responsibilities of Mentor

∙ Maintain Mentor-Mentee Booklet.
∙ Maintain batch wise student roll call list
∙ Keep contact details of students & parents
∙ Record of previous semester result
∙ Provide information about students to the each teacher whenever required.
∙ Student counseling should be done whenever required.
∙ Maintain record of monthly defaulter list
∙ Send letters to parent for parents meet.
∙ Leave application form of students along with necessary documents should be kept
∙ Maintain discipline among students.

Important notes about conduct and support

∙ Refrain from doing students’ assignments or suggesting grades.
∙ Be clear about expectations for academic honesty and integrity.
∙ Encourage students to communicate with professors and use campus services.
∙ Seek advice from the Academic Mentoring Program student assistants with respect to your role.

Benefits of a Student Mentoring Programme

∙ Students benefit by receiving the support and guidance of a caring adult or supportive peer and also receiving assistance with their academic studies.
∙ Students will experience greater self-esteem and be motivated to succeed.
∙ They will also receive encouragement to stay in education and progress to further and/or higher education and receive assistance in choosing a career path.
∙ Mentored students will be encouraged to avoid the use of drugs and alcohol.
∙ Student will also improve interpersonal relationships, such as with Institute the teaching staff and the student’s family.

Benefits to the Institute

∙ Having a student mentoring scheme helps to foster good community relations and contributes to the local and area targets for economic growth.
∙ Students will be more motivated and aspirational which will improve morale amongst the learning community.
∙ Mentoring will maximize the achievements of individual students and groups of students who are at risk of underperforming and remove barriers to achievement for vulnerable groups of students.
∙ Mentoring enhances the skills of staff and students, improves student attendance and increases student retention.

Peer Mentoring Coordinator

A member of the Institute staff will act as a coordinator for peer mentors. This person will be someone who wants to take on this role and is approved of by the group, not just be a staff member who is just given the role as part of a job description. The role of the coordinator will be to provide guidance and advice for group members and to look after the emotional welfare of the students involved in the scheme. They will ensure that students involved in the scheme can cope with their academic commitments. They will organize and provide appropriate training in the areas of confidentiality, boundaries, listening skills, issues that can and cannot be dealt with by the students and when to refer on. The coordinator will help the group maintain a flow of new volunteers and give assistance with general administration and access a budget (for publicity, badges etc.) They will act as a mediator within the group when problems arise and deal with difficult issues within the group e.g. a member breaching confidentiality.

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