For faculty who have an existing mentor or mentee, please ensure that you both have Qooper profiles and are "connected" on Qooper. This will allow the Department to track and acknowledge the mentorship taking place, and allow pairs to access useful resources under the "Tools" and "Groups" sections.
For mentors accepting new mentees, sit back and wait! The matching process will be mentee-driven.
For faculty looking for a mentor, we recommend taking 2-3 months to find a primary mentor (ie. someone who is available and agreeable to being your primary mentor in your specified areas of interest). Mentees may take a month or two to meet with potential available mentors to select one primary mentor (though we recognize that many faculty have several mentors to support various components of their work or personal goals).
There are a few strategies to find potential mentor matches:
1. Look through the profiles of the "Suggested Mentors" generated by Qooper's algorithm
2. Search the mentor directory for specific skills or interest areas.
3. Mentees who still have questions or are unable to find a suitable match should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will explore your interests and needs with you and augment our online matching feature to make additional suggestions for potential mentors (a best match or ideal mentor may not be registered in Qooper yet).