UCSD Emeriti Mentor Program

 

What is the Emeriti Mentor Program?

Mentor Morton Printz with scholar Amena NgThe Emeriti Mentor Program is a partnership between Chancellor's Scholars and accomplished retired UCSD faculty and staff. This mentoring relationship provides the intellectual, social and cultural preparation necessary for a successful college experience. It provides practical insight, know-how and advice gleaned from real-world experience, and can serve as a bridge to future academic, personal and professional growth.

It provides UCSD Emeriti Association members with an opportunity to make a positive and personally meaningful contribution to the university by helping Chancellor's Scholars steer their educational careers to greater success.

How are Mentors/Mentees matched?

A successful mentoring relationship is highly dependent upon mutual interests and compatible personalities. The Emeriti Mentor Committee makes the initial matches, based on the information provided by the mentee on their Mentoring Program Registration Form. Every effort is made to match students with a mentor who will be best suited to their academic interests. Modification of a mentor/mentee partnership (dissolution) is allowed should the initial mentor/mentee relationship prove to be unsatisfactory to either partner.

What does Mentoring Entail?

Because mentoring can mean many different things to different people, how often the mentor/mentee meet is left up to each mentor/mentee pair, with the general minimum expectation that they meet at least once a month for the first academic year.

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor?

Mentor Mel Green with ScholarThe Emeriti Mentor Program is always looking for new emeriti faculty mentors. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to contribute your time and knowledge to a student, and to UCSD, please contact the UCSD Emeriti Mentoring Program Interim Coordinator, Vania Bailon, by phone: (858) 534-0207. Or, if you prefer, you may fill out the form inside the Emeriti Mentor Program Brochure (PDF) and mail it to us at: Emeriti Mentor Program, 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0020, La Jolla, CA 92093-0020.

The Chancellor's Scholars Program

The Chancellor's Scholars Program is a two-year mentorship and leadership development program for students who are the recipients of the prestigious Chancellor's Scholarship. The UCSD Emeriti Association and the Center for Student Involvement - Communication and Leadership collaborate in a partnership to develop and deliver this program to some of the brighteset individuals on campus. An overwhelming number of Chancellor's Scholars are first-generation college students who, among other requirements, must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to maintain the award.

Scholars benefit from faculty mentoring from the UCSD Emeriti Mentor Program and Faculty Mentoring Program, peer mentoring with upper-division Chancellor's Scholars, ongoing leadership and professional skill development, social and community service activities with other Chancellor's Scholars, and exposure to student resources and involvement opportunities.

Since 2009, a main focus of the Chancellor's Scholars Program has been improving students' interpersonal and public speaking skills through activities and instruction during weekly meetings. The Chancellor's Scholars Program, in partnership with the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, prepares scholars all throughout the year to become leaders, teaching key skills for professional development. Students are also provided with writing support from both their emeritus mentors and the UC San Diego Writing & Communications Hub.

Read more about the Chancellor's Scholars Program here.

Chancellor's Scholars Cohort 2016