UCAADA Advising Mentor Program


The Advising Mentor Program at the University of Cincinnati connects new advisors at UC to the advising community at large to help establish connection, support, and professional development. The Advising Mentor program promotes and upholds the purpose and goals of UCAADA, including, “[providing] a means of social support and professional networking across campus.”


The Advising Mentor Program will expand cross-department development and communication among advisors and student support staff through ongoing collaboration and engagement. This will be accomplished through:

  1. One on one mentorships between experienced advisors and advisors new to the profession or the University of Cincinnati.
  2. Opportunities for ongoing cross-departmental conversation regarding professional development progress, common experiences advisors face, and ways to grow connections across the university and the advising profession at large.
  3. Opportunities for professional development through actionable, measurable goal setting and regular progress checks between mentors and mentees.

Application Information

Applications for the Advising Mentor Program are currently closed. Applications for the next cohort will begin in 2021! 


Contact the UCAADA Membership Chair:



Mentor Role

Mentee Role

  • Meet with their mentee once a month for at least six months.
  • Assist mentees in developing and measuring progress toward their professional development goals.
  • Provide support and resources to their mentee as needed.
  • Ask questions and give feedback.
  • Meet with their mentor once a month for at least six months.
  • Set actionable professional development goals.
  • Seek advice from mentor on questions and concerns surrounding advising.
  • Be receptive to feedback and utilize resources around campus. 

Mentor Criteria

Mentee Criteria

  • Have at least 2 years of experience working full-time at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Member of UCAADA
  • Interest in helping new advisors grow their support network and develop as advisors.
  • Have been in their role at the University of Cincinnati less than 2 years.
  • Member of UCAADA
  • Interest in connecting with advisors across campus and growing their professional network.