Faculty Mentor Responsibilities

Before the Term



Participate in a Mentor Retreat

 Attend mandatory flex workshops to understand the components of the program and mentor/mentee relationship and responsibilities.

Creating Objectives, Contract, and Calendar of Activities

At the beginning of each term, the mentor and intern should schedule a meeting that helps clarify the intern’s learning objectives and a calendar of activities (observations, classroom participation, weekly meetings, etc.), and also the best methods of communication.


While mentors are not technically in charge of filing the proper paperwork (deans and other administrative staff must do this), faculty members can help the administration deal with this process. Contact the coordinator with questions.

Outside the classroom logistics

Help intern obtains key FOB, copy machine codes, office and/or storage space, etc.

MyCOM and other digital media

Help intern access MyCOM portal features (class Canvas shell, for Counseling Interns: Degree Works, etc.), obtain COM email address and enroll in the Intern Cohort course (COUN 136A).

Feedback on Course Materials

Look at texts, syllabus, course calendar, homework assignments, class assignments and assessments BEFORE the term gets underway. Determine what topics the Intern will participate in.


During the Term




Observe the intern teaching (in the case of counselors and librarians, completing other observable work), and provide feedback. Complete at least one formal evaluation before the middle of the semester along with student evaluations. Submit these to Patricia France, Program Coordinator.

Regular Meetings

Meet with an intern at least once per week.


Conduct formal evaluations at least once during the term (Student Evals, Observation, Self-Eval, Admin Eval, Summary Form).

Take Notes

Keep a record of meetings, observations, evaluations, and any other notes for future reporting and discussions.

Non-Classroom Activities

Encourage intern to attend professional development and FDIP workshops; lead at least one FDIP workshop; invite intern to committee and department meetings when appropriate; provide guidance around how to interact with the college community in general. Help with Intern’s Portfolio development.


After the Term



Provide feedback on portfolio

After completion of each term, review the Intern’s portfolio and provide feedback.

Final Meeting

Conduct a wrap up conversation with intern and complete program report together.

Program and Intern Evaluation and Mock Interview Feedback

Complete FDIP evaluation and intern evaluation (this will be emailed after the term). Turn into FDIP Coordinator. Upon completion of the second term, participate in a mock interview and provide feedback and determine successful completion of the FDIP.