The Faculty of Engineering is aiming to offer high quality engineering education to our students.One of the most important services offered to students is consultation with academic member. This is achieved through the Mentor-Mentee system established in the Faculty. Through this system each academic staff will act as a Mentor to several numbersof students, acting as Mentee.The Mentors are not expected to act as professional counsellors as they are not given serious training but they could be advisors to Mentees. Their Mentees can seek guidance from their Mentors on issues related to their studies. In order to assist the Mentors with the valuable advice they can give, the Faculty have opted to come up with this first edition of Student Advisory Guide. Based on cases being handled, it should offer some guide to Mentors on the best alternatives to their Mentee’s situation.This Guide also introduce the “MENTOR-MENTEE FORM” which contain some basic information that mentor should monitor from their mentee. The form will be submitted to the General Office at the end of their Mentee’s studies in UNIMAS.
OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MENTORS
- To act as a guide for Mentors to understand their role with respect to mentoring.
- To guide Mentors on advice needed by their mentees.
- To provide Mentors with a working definition of mentoring.
- To assist Mentors on maintaining basic record for mentoring purposes.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF MENTORS
- To provide guidance and support to their mentees by creating an atmosphere of openness, caring and concern.
- To schedule appointments with their mentees if the needs arise.
- To conduct one-on-one sessions with Mentee on academic related issues.
- To keep accurate records of Mentee’s progress and submit a report to the Dean Office for further actions.
- To encourage mentees to readily get themselves involved in the mentoring process by keeping meaningful communication and trust.
- To assist the Mentees in improving their academic achievements by giving appropriate advice.
- To ensure that Mentee developed sufficient soft skills before graduation by encouraging them to get involved in co-curricular activities.
- To keep confidential any personal matters raised by Mentee and not to disclose them to other parties unless deemed inevitable for any positive gain.
The relationship between Mentor and Mentee can be developed by engaging in several activities together. The Mentor-Mentee system hinges heavily on the positive interaction between both Mentor and Mentee. Activities can be developed through programs initiated by the Faculty, Mentor/Mentee, clubs, hostels and any other organization.The main target of having these interactions is to establish a positive relationship between Mentor and Mentee. Such relationship should be based on mutual trust and respect by having scheduled meeting and discussion sessions. These sessions should be constructive and supportive such that the Mentee deemed it beneficial for their personal development.Another target of these interactions is to assist Mentee to develop life skills before graduation. Irrespective of their academic performance, the development of life skills or soft skills in Mentee is necessary.
These skills will be handy when the Mentee graduates and join the working force and forms important programme educational objectives.The Mentor can achieve this by encouraging the Mentee to be involved in various co-curricular activities or programmes organized by the Faculty.Another purpose of organizing such activities is to increase the Mentee’s ability to interact with people from various background, culture, race and socio-economy. The Mentee should be able to respect and explore differences amongst people from various backgrounds. Lastly, activities between Mentor and Mentee should assist the student to gain good grades in their studies. Mentors can guide the Mentee on the courses to take, goals to improve grades, establishing good time management, keeping to good attendance in classes, improving their self-esteem and confidence.Especially for First year, the Mentor should help the Mentee to settle down quickly and differentiate between school and university studies.
LIST OF MENTOR MENTEE
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Electronic Engineering
- Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Sustainability
STUDENT ADVISORY GUIDELINES AND MENTOR MENTEE FORM
- Student Advisory Guidelines
- Mentee Personal Information Form
- Mentee Academic Progress Form
- Mentor Mentee Appointment Form
- Mentor Mentee Discussion (CGPA<2.5) Form