The University of Oregon’s (UO) Mentorship Reimagined initiative includes a yearlong series of guest speakers, panel discussions, workshops, resources and communications, led by the Office of the Provost and campus partners. The targeted purpose is developing a culture of mentorship at the UO that works for different people in different situations.
The program is adopting a network-based approach where people build their own mentorship networks with a variety of relationships and interaction, reported AroundtheO, from formal to informal, long-term to short-term.
“There is so much evidence to support high-quality mentorship that is network-based, reciprocal, adaptive and responsive,” said Sierra Dawson, associate vice provost for faculty and leadership development. “It makes such a difference to people as they move through their careers.”