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"Hidden GEMs" TxGAP Mentorship Program




The TxGAP Hidden GEMs Mentor Program is a member only benefit for early career and experienced GEM professionals to enhance their professional knowledge, skills, and success in the field within the state of Texas. The purpose of the Hidden GEMs program is to provide opportunities for TxGAP members to expand relationships with colleagues, share best practices, and increase engagement with TXGAP and the GEM profession.

 

Timeline and Process: 

Applications for both mentors and mentees will be received until May 15 for the 2020-21 year. Candidates are then matched based on geography, role, discipline, and/or organizational context. A Kickoff mixer will be held at the annual summer institute each June to discuss roles and expectations for all mentors and mentees.  Those that are unable to attend the mixer will be required to speak with the Chair of the Professional Development Committee and their mentor/mentee prior to commencing the program.

 

Goals:

  • To strengthen the skills of the mentee and support his/her professional and career development by identifying and addressing areas for growth or improvement
  • To enhance the professional abilities of mentors through their efforts guiding, coaching and sharing their experience with their mentee
  • To foster collegial relationships between seasoned GEM professionals and those newer to the field, expanding the professional network of both groups.


Key Roles:

TxGAP will provide members with an effective mentoring partnership that will support knowledge and skill development of each member. The mentor program will offer mentors and mentees a framework for conversations to help make each conversation productive and meaningful.

  • MENTORS will provide time, commitment, skills, experience, knowledge, and wisdom to an early career GEM professional.

  • MENTEES will provide time, commitment, skills, experience, knowledge, and wisdom to become a rising GEM professional.


For those interested in participating as a mentor/mentee, please contact Dr. John Smith, jesmith2@central.uh.edu, chair of the Professional Development/Strategic Initiatives Committee.


TxGAP is the official Texas chapter of NAGAP, the National Association for Graduate Enrollment Management.


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TxGAP
c/o Matthew Painter
Texas State University
601 University Drive,
McCoy Hall 322D
San Marcos, TX 78666
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