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College of Charleston Board of Trustees / Student Shadowing Program

A. Program Overview
B. Questions for Trustees
C. Questions for Students
D. Timeline
E. Feedback Form

College of Charleston Board of Trustees / Faculty Shadowing Program

A. Program Overview
B. Questions for Trustees
C. Questions for Faculty Members
D. Timeline
E. Feedback Form

College of Charleston Board of Trustees / Dean Shadowing Program

A. Program Overview 
B. Questions for Trustees 
C. Questions for Deans 
D. Timeline 
E. Feedback Form

College of Charleston Board of Trustees / Staff Shadowing Program

A. Program Overview 
B. Questions for Trustees 
C. Questions for Staff Members 
D. Timeline 
E. Feedback Form

College of Charleston Board of Trustees / Mentoring Program

Mentor

A. Board Member Process and Overview of Mentoring Program
B. Board Member Program Interest Questionnaire
C. Board Member Program Review Questionnaire

Mentee

A. Student Process and Overview of Mentoring Program
B. Student Program Interest Questionnaire
C. Student Program Review Questionnaire
D. Mentoring Program Contract

Mentoring Program Timeline

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES / STUDENT SHADOWING PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Board of Trustees/Student Shadowing Program has been developed to foster a mutual appreciation and understanding of the work of a member of the Board of Trustees and that of a modern day College of Charleston student. Beyond occasional opportunities during the year when Board Members are on campus, there are few opportunities for Board Members and students to interact with each other.

 The student’s challenges and rewards can be far removed from those of a Board Member.  While Board Members may catch glimpses of student life while attending Board Meetings and other occasional campus visits, they generally do not get a lot of exposure to the students’ daily lives unless they have children or grandchildren attending the College.  Even then, the complexities of being a modern day student are not immediately apparent.  Simply put, the main goal of the Student Shadowing Program is to allow Board Members and College of Charleston Students an opportunity to get to know each other better.

This will be accomplished through the one-on-one experience of a Trustee member shadowing a student for a day. This program will be offered during the fall and spring semesters of every year.

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Student Shadowing Program  

Questions for Trustees

  • How did you decide on the College?
  • What is your favorite part about being a student at the College?
  • Are you involved in any organization or activities on campus?
  • What does a typical day look like? How many classes are you enrolled in?
  • What is your major and how did you decide on that major?
  • What is your favorite class this semester and why?
  • What career are you interested in after graduation?
  • Do you feel the College has adequately prepared you thus far to pursue that career?
  • Have you ever used any Academic, Career or Alumni services offered at the College?
  • What is your favorite activity/event that you have attended at the College?
  • What types of things do you do for fun in Charleston?
  • Is there anything that you wish the College provided for students that it doesn't already?
  • Do you live on campus or off?
  • Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?
  • What challanges have you faced as a student at the College?
  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional, experience, hobbies, interests)
  • How do you manage your time between all of your responsibilities?
  • Where is your favorite place to study on and off campus?
  • Where do you see the College in 10 years?
  • What advice would you give an incoming freshman at the College?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Student Shadowing Program

Questions for Students

  • How/when did you know you wanted to become a Board Member?
  • Did you attend the College of Charelston? And if so, has the College changed a lot since you were a student?
  • What interested you in serving on the College of Charleston Board?
  • How did you become a member?
  • How long have you been serving on the Board?
  • Are there term limits to serving on the Board?
  • What are your yearly Board Member commitments?
  • How do you prepare for Board Meetings?
  • What are your Board of Trustess member commitments outside of attending Board and Committee Meetings?
  • How do you balance your professional life and your work as a member of the Board of Trustees?
  • How has your role as a Board member changed recently and over time?
  • What do you enjoy most and least about being on the Board?
  • What are some of the challenges you’ve witnessed at the College and in serving on the Board?
  • When was the last time you were in a classroom as a student? Or as a teacher or speaker?
  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional experience, hobbies, interests)
  • What are three things you would like to see the College change or improve in the future?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Student Shadowing Program Timeline

September

  • Deadline for interested Board Members to sign up for the Program
  • Program Directors (Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees and SGA President) meet to match Board Members and Students

October

  • Board and Students are informed of their match and encouraged to contact each other to schedule the shadowing date
  • Deadline for Board and Students to confirm shadowing date with Program Directors
  • Shadowing occurs (one day chosen in accordance with individuals’ October and November schedules)

November 

  • Feedback forms sent to participating Board and Students

December

  • Deadline for feedback forms to be submitted to Program Directors
  • Program Directors and SGA President meet to debrief and review feedback forms

January

  • Program Directors finalize program review to be delivered by the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee at the January Committee and Board Meetings
  • Chair of the Student Affairs Committee delivers program review at the January Committee and Board Meetings

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Student Shadowing Program Feedback Form

1)    What were the top three benefits of the Board of Trustees/Student Shadowing Program?
2)    Was the length of time (one day) for shadowing appropriate?
3)    What are the top two things you were surprised to learn about the Board Member/Student’s work?
4)    What are three ways you would amend the program for the future?

This information is confidential and will only be shared with the Program Directors.  Thank you for your participation. 

Board Member /Student _______________________________________________ Date _____________

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES / FACULTY SHADOWING PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Board of Trustees Faculty Shadowing Program has been developed to foster a mutual appreciation and understanding of the work of a member of the Board of Trustees as well as a member of the Faculty. Beyond the quarterly Academic Affairs Committee meetings, there are few opportunities for Board Members and Faculty to interact with each other.

The Faculty’s challenges and rewards of teaching, research, and student service, as well as the Board Member’s time, and energy required in service are not immediately apparent through the limited interaction at quarterly Committee Meetings. Simply put, the main goal of the Faculty Shadowing Program is to allow Board and Faculty Members to get to know each other better.

This will be accomplished through the one-on-one experience of a Trustee shadowing a Faculty Member for a day. This program will be offered during the fall and spring semesters of every year.

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Faculty Shadowing Program

Questions for Trustees

  • Why did you choose academia as a career?
  • How did you choose to teach at the College and how long have you been teaching here?
  • Is there anything unique about teaching at the College?
  • What are some of the changes you’ve witnessed at the College and how has your role changed over the years?
  • What are some of the challenges you’ve witnessed at the College?
  • What are your biggest challenges as a Faculty Member?
  • Do you serve on any boards/committees or have any leadership roles professionally or in the community?
  • What is your typical workload?
  • What is the difference between the various types of professors? (Adjunct, Senior Instructor, Assistant, Associate and Professor)
  • What is involved in achieving tenure?
  • What is the research and publication process?
  • How do you maintain a work/life balance? (grading, class preparation time, research, outside commitments)
  • What do you enjoy most and least about being a Faculty Member?
  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional experience, hobbies, interests)
  • What are three things you would like to see the College change or improve in the future?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Faculty Shadowing Program

Questions for Faculty Members

  • How do you become a Board Member?
  • Why were you interested in serving on the Board?
  • How long have you been serving on the Board?
  • Are there term limits to serving on the Board?
  • What are your yearly Board Member commitments?
  • What is the minimum number of Board Meetings you must attend?
  • How do you prepare for Board Meetings?
  • What are your Board of Trustess member commitments outside of attending Board and Committee Meetings?
  • How do you balance your professional life and your work as a member of the Board of Trustees?
  • How has your role as a Board member changed recently and over time?
  • What do you enjoy most and least about being on the Board?
  • What are some of the challenges you’ve witnessed at the College and in serving on the Board?
  • When was the last time you were in a classroom as a student? Or as a teacher or speaker?
  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional experience, hobbies, interests)
  • What are three things you would like to see the College change or improve in the future?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Faculty Shadowing Program Timeline 

September

  • Deadline for interested Board Members to sign up for the Program
  • Program Directors (Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Speaker of the Faculty) meet to match Board Members and Faculty

October

  • Board and Faculty Members are informed of their match and encouraged to contact each other to schedule the shadowing date
  • Board and Faculty Members are invited to attend the Legislative Oyster Roast, 6 Glebe Street
  • Deadline for Board and Faculty Members to confirm shadowing date with Program Directors
  • Shadowing occurs (one day chosen in accordance with individuals’ October and November schedules)

 November

  • Feedback forms sent to participating Board and Faculty Members

 December

  • Deadline for feedback forms to be submitted to Program Directors
  • Program Directors and Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee meet to debrief and review feedback forms

January

  • Program Directors finalize program review to be delivered by the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee at the January Committee and Board Meetings
  • Chair of the Student Affairs Committee delivers program review at the January Committee and Board Meetings

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Faculty Shadowing Program Feedback Form

1)    What were the top three benefits of the Board of Trustees/Faculty Shadowing Program? 
2)    Was the length of time (one day) for shadowing appropriate?  
3)    What are the top two things you were surprised to learn about the Board Member/Faculty’s work? 
4)    What are three ways you would amend the program for the future? 

This information is confidential and will only be shared with the Program Directors.  Thank you for your participation.

Board Member /Faculty _______________________________________________ Date _____________

  

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES / DEAN SHADOWING PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Board of Trustees/Deans Shadowing Program has been developed to foster a mutual appreciation and understanding of the work of a Board of Trustees Member and that of a College of Charleston Academic Dean.  Beyond occasional opportunities during the year when Board Members are on campus, there are few opportunities for Board Members and Deans to interact with each other.

The Dean’s unique challenges as both a member of the faculty and administration, as well as the Board Member’s time and energy required in service, are not immediately apparent through the limited interaction at quarterly Committee Meetings.  Simply put, the main goal of the Deans Shadowing Program is to allow Board Members and Deans to get to know each other better.

This will be accomplished through the one-on-one experience of a Trustee Member shadowing a Dean for a day. This program will be offered during the fall and spring semesters every year.

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Dean Shadowing Program

Questions for Trustees

  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional experience, hobbies, interests)
  • What led you to work for the College?
  • How long have you worked for the College?
  • Have you ever worked anywhere else and if so how is it different from the College?
  • What is unique about working at the College?
  • What does your typical day look like?
  • What is the process for becoming a Dean?
  • What is your favorite part about being a Dean at the College?
  • How has your perspective changed since taking on an administrative role?
  • How is your role as a Dean different from when you were a professor?
  • What classes have you taught in the past? As a Dean do you currently teach any classes?
  • Are you involved in any organizations or activities on campus?
  • Do you serve on any boards/committees or have any other leadership roles professionally or in the community?
  • What is your favorite activity/event that you have attended at the College?
  • Do you eat at campus dining facilities? If so, is the food good?
  • What are some of the challenges you’ve witnessed at the College?
  • What are your biggest challenges as a dean?
  • What would you like to see improved or changed?
  • How do you maintain a work/life balance?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Dean Shadowing Program

Questions for Deans

  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional experience, hobbies, interests)
  • How/when did you know you wanted to become a Board Member?
  • Did you attend the College of Charleston? If so, how has the College changed since you were a student?
  • What interested you in serving on the College of Charleston Board?
  • How do you become a Board Member?
  • How long have you been serving on the Board?
  • Are there term limits to serving on the Board?
  • What are your yearly Board Member commitments?
  • How do you prepare for Board Meetings?
  • What are your Board of Trustees member commitments outside of attending Board and Committee Meetings?
  • How do you balance your personal/professional life and your work as a member of the Board of Trustees?
  • How has your role as a Board Member changed, if at all, over time?
  • What do you enjoy most and least about being on the Board?
  • What are some of the challenges you’ve witnessed at the College and in serving on the Board?
  • When was the last time you were in a classroom as a student? Or as a teacher or speaker?
  • What are three things you would like to see the College change or improve in the future?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Dean Shadowing Program Timeline 

February

  • Deadline for interested Board Members to sign up for the Program
  • Program Directors (Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Todd McNerney) meet to match Board Members and Deans
  • Board and Deans are informed of their match and encouraged to contact each other to schedule the shadowing date

March

  • Deadline for Board Members and Deans to confirm shadowing date with Program Directors
  • Shadowing occurs (one day chosen in accordance with individuals’ October and November schedules)

April

  • Feedback forms sent to participating Board Members and Deans

 May

  • Deadline for feedback forms to be submitted to Program Directors
  • Program Directors meet to debrief and review feedback forms
  • Program Directors finalize program review to be delivered by the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee at the August Committee and Board Meetings

August

  • Chair of the Student Affairs Committee delivers program review at the August Committee and Board Meetings

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Dean Shadowing Program Feedback Form

1)    What were the top three benefits of the Board of Trustees/Dean Shadowing Program? 
2)    Was the length of time (one day) for shadowing appropriate?  
3)    What are the top two things you were surprised to learn about the Board Member/Dean’s work? 
4)    What are three ways you would amend the program for the future? 

This information is confidential and will only be shared with the Program Directors.  Thank you for your participation.

Board Member /Dean _______________________________________________ Date _____________

 

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES / STAFF SHADOWING PROGRAM

Program Overview

The Board of Trustees/Staff Shadowing Program has been developed to foster a mutual appreciation and understanding of the work of a Board of Trustees Member and that of a College of Charleston Staff Member.  Beyond occasional opportunities during the year when Board Members are on campus, there are few opportunities for Board Members and Staff Members to interact with each other.

The Staff Member’s challenges and rewards can be far removed from those of a Board Member. While Board Members may catch glimpses of Staff life while attending Board Meetings and other occasional campus visits, they generally do not get a lot of exposure to the Staff Member’s daily lives and roles at the College. The main goal of the Staff Shadowing Program is to afford Board Members and College of Charleston Staff Members an opportunity to get to know each other better.

This will be accomplished through the one-on-one experience of a Trustee Member shadowing a Staff Member for a day. This program will be offered during the fall and spring semesters every year.

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Staff Shadowing Program

Questions for Trustees

  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional experience, hobbies, interests)
  • How long have you worked for the College?
  • Have you ever worked anywhere else and if so how is it different from the College?
  • Is there anything unique about working at the College?
  • What is your favorite part about working at the College?
  • What is your least favorite part about working at the College?
  • What are some of the changes you’ve witnessed at the College?
  • How has your role changed over the years?
  • What are the biggest challenges you face in your role?
  • What would you like to see improved or changed?
  • Do you serve on any boards/committees or have any other leadership roles professionally or in the community?
  • Are you involved in any organizations or activities on campus?
  • What is your typical workload? What does your typical day look like?
  • How do you maintain a work/life balance?
  • What do you enjoy most and least about your role?
  • Do you eat at campus dining facilities? If so, is the food good?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Staff Shadowing Program

Questions for Staff Members

  • What is your personal background? (hometown, education, professional experience, hobbies, interests)
  • How/when did you know you wanted to become a Board Member?
  • Did you attend the College of Charleston? If so, how has the College changed since you were a student?
  • What interested you in serving on the College of Charleston Board?
  • How do you become a Board Member?
  • How long have you been serving on the Board?
  • Are there term limits to serving on the Board?
  • What are your yearly Board Member commitments?
  • How do you prepare for Board Meetings?
  • What are your Board of Trustees member commitments outside of attending Board and Committee Meetings?
  • How do you balance your personal/professional life and your work as a member of the Board of Trustees?
  • How has your role as a Board Member changed, if at all, over time?
  • What do you enjoy most and least about being on the Board?
  • What are some of the challenges you’ve witnessed at the College and in serving on the Board?
  • When was the last time you were in a classroom as a student? Or as a teacher or speaker?
  • What are three things you would like to see the College change or improve in the future?

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Staff Shadowing Program Timeline 

February

  • Deadline for interested Board Members to sign up for the Program
  • Program Directors (Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Karen Hauschild) meet to match Board and Staff Members
  • Board and Staff Members are informed of their match and encouraged to contact each other to schedule the shadowing date

March

  • Deadline for Board and Staff Members to confirm shadowing date with Program Directors
  • Shadowing occurs (one day chosen in accordance with individuals’ October and November schedules)

April

  • Feedback forms sent to participating Board and Staff Members

 May

  • Deadline for feedback forms to be submitted to Program Directors
  • Program Directors meet to debrief and review feedback forms
  • Program Directors finalize program review to be delivered by the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee at the August Committee and Board Meetings

August

  • Chair of the Student Affairs Committee delivers program review at the August Committee and Board Meetings

College of Charleston Board of Trustees/Dean Shadowing Program Feedback Form

1)    What were the top three benefits of the Board of Trustees/Staff Shadowing Program? 
2)    Was the length of time (one day) for shadowing appropriate?  
3)    What are the top two things you were surprised to learn about the Board Member/Staff Member’s work? 
4)    What are three ways you would amend the program for the future? 

This information is confidential and will only be shared with the Program Directors.  Thank you for your participation.

Board Member /Staff Member _______________________________________________ Date _____________

Board of Trustees / Mentoring Program

Board Member Process and Overview of Mentoring Program

A personal one-on-one relationship between a mentor, the trusted guide or counselor, and a mentee. A mentor is an individual, usually older, always more experienced, who helps and guides another individual’s development. This guidance is not done for personal gain.

Purpose

The purpose of the Board of Trustee Mentoring Program is in keeping with the College of Charleston Strategic Plan, maintaining two of the College’s core values of (1) further extending educational excellence and (2) encouraging a student focused community.

Focus

The program is intended to focus on matching selected students from the College of Charleston with Board of Trustee members for a year-long mentoring program.

Target Outcomes
          For the Trustee Mentor
  • Establish a stronger connection with and understanding of the student body, and thereby the institution as a whole, enriching the life of not just the student but the mentor
  • Learn first-hand the wants/needs/expectations/motivations of the students
  • Enhance mentor’s own valuable life skills in leadership and coaching
  • Develop relationships between the mentor and students with new talent and ideas
  • Experience personal and professional growth and renewal
           For the Student Mentees
  • Experience the many benefits of having a mentor – the intrinsic values of such a relationship - e.g. receiving wisdom that only experience can provide
  • Gain exposure to new ideas, theories, practices, and/or people that might not be pursued without a mentor’s guidance and/or encouragement
  • Receive guidance on anything from personal situations to career choices, gaining both personal and professional development from a valuable source, i.e. the mentor
  • Receive honest and informal perspective and feedback from a source often otherwise unavailable
  • Enhance the understanding of the importance of seeking out mentors throughout life
Established Goals
  • Match a number of targeted students through one of three groups with participating Board Members
  • Provide the Board Member Mentors with a list of mentor/mentee commitments/events for their participation during the academic year
  • Mentors formally evaluate/de-brief the mentoring experience (successes and failures) at year end and give input regarding ways to improve the program. Student mentees will do the same throughout the year with directors, who will report back to the Mentoring Committee. Students will fill out year-end anonymous questionnaires as well
  • Board Mentoring Program will be tweaked yearly to reflect the input from both mentors and mentees
BOARD MEMBER PROGRAM INTEREST QUESTIONNAIRE

Thank you for your interest in the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program. To realize the full potential of the program it is important that we try to find a good match for you.
Please fill out any information you feel comfortable sharing below and feel free to use more than the allotted space if necessary.
Upon completion of this questionnaire, please send the document to The Office of the President.
Full Name:

  1. Your personal background – anything you believe to be relevant
  2. Education and accomplishments (professional or personal) you consider significant
  3. Your interests – academic, career, social, organizations, athletics, causes, etc.
  4. Why are you interested in participating in the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring program and what would you like to get out of it?
  5. How many students, and from which groups, would you be interested in mentoring (maximum of 3)
  6. Are you interested in mentoring a student with similar personal interests, professional interests, regional similarities, similarities in family background, similar interests in social/philanthropic issues, or any combination thereof?
  7. Do you feel comfortable in fulfilling the requirements of this mentoring program (3 scheduled events and 2 unscheduled events) and would you feel comfortable with ex parte communication?
  8. Could you list any concerns you might have with the Board of Trustees Mentoring Program (regardless of whether you choose to participate)?
    __________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature                                                             Date

Board Member Program Review Questionnaire

1. Was the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program beneficial to you? If yes, please explain how. If no, please explain.
2. Did you feel like the program was beneficial to your student mentee(s)? If yes, please explain how. If no, please explain.
3. Was the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program appropriate to your scheduling needs? Or was it too demanding of your time? Would you suggest fewer or more required activities with your mentee(s)?
4. Did you meet with your mentee(s) outside the requirements for the program? If so, how many times did you meet and what activities did you participate in together?
5. Did you feel you got more from required contact/activities or extemporaneous contact/activities?
6. Did you feel compatible with your mentee(s)? Do you feel there was anything the directors could have done to facilitate a better match?
7. Are you satisfied with your mentoring relationship? Do you feel there was anything the directors could have done to facilitate a better experience?
8. Were the directors and other College staff helpful and supportive of your efforts in mentoring? Did they facilitate contact if needed?
9. How do you feel the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring program could better prepare/support mentors in the future?
10. Do you have suggestions to improve the program?
11. Would you recommend the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program to other Board members?
12. Would you like to continue as a mentor? And if so, would you feel inclined to mentor fewer, more or the same number of mentees?
13. Would you agree to mentor your past mentee(s) should they express an interest in such?
14. Do you expect to keep in contact with your past mentee(s)?

This information is confidential and will only be shared with the Mentoring Committee. Thank you for your participation.

Mentee _____________________Mentor _____________________Date _________

Student Process and Overview of Mentoring Program

A personal one-on-one relationship between a mentor, the trusted guide or counselor, and a mentee. A mentor is an individual, usually older, always more experienced, who helps and guides another individual’s development. This guidance is not done for personal gain.

Purpose

The purpose of the Board of Trustee Mentoring Program is, in keeping with the College of Charleston Strategic Plan, maintaining two of the College’s core values of (1) further extending educational excellence and (2) encouraging a student-focused community.

Focus

The Board Mentoring Program will focus on matching selected students from the College of Charleston with Board of Trustee members for a year-long mentoring program.

Target Outcomes for Mentees

  • Experience the many benefits of having a mentor – the intrinsic value of a mentor/mentee relationship – e.g. receiving wisdom that only experience can provide
  • Gain exposure to new ideas, theories, practices, and/or people that might not be pursued without a mentor’s guidance and/or encouragement
  • Receive guidance on anything from personal situations to career choices, gaining both personal and professional development from a valuable source, i.e. the mentor
  • Receive honest and informal perspective and feedback from a source often otherwise unavailable
  • Enhance the understanding of the importance of seeking out mentors throughout life

Guidelines

  • Mentee will make a good faith effort to participate in at least 4 of the scheduled and unscheduled Mentor/Mentee events/commitments.
  • Mentee will give mentor as much notice as possible if Mentee is unable to attend an event or commitment. If Mentee cannot reach Mentor, Mentee will contact their program director immediately to ensure that Mentor is notified.
  • Mentees will submit a resignation letter to their individual program director should they no longer wish to or are unable to participate in the Board of Trustees Mentoring Program.

Qualifications for Mentees

  • Mentees will be selected from 3 participating student groups
    1. Leadership Collge of Charleston, Higdon Student Leadership Center
    2. Presidential Community Enhancement Grant
    3. William Aiken Fellows Society
  • Students must be entering their Sophomore or Junior year at the College to qualify for the program which spans over spring and fall semesters of each year
  • Students may also qualify if they are nontraditional students who will be attending the College in both the spring and fall semesters of a particular school year

Student Interest Questionnaire

Thank you for your interest in the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program. To realize the full potential of the program it is important that we try to find a good match for you. Board of Trustees members have a wide range of personal, educational and career backgrounds, and interests. This questionnaire will help us identify mentors that potentially will be the best match for you.

Please fill out the information below by typing directly into the Word document. Upon completion of this questionnaire, please send the document to The Office of the President.


Full Name:
Program Director’s Name:
Graduation Year:
E-mail address:

  1. Your personal background – anything you believe to be relevant
  2. Your pre-College of Charleston education and accomplishments you consider significant
  3. Your interests – academic, career, social, organizations, athletics, causes, etc.
  4. Reasons for choosing the College of Charleston
  5. Why are you interested in participating in the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring program and what do you hope to accomplish?
  6. Do you feel comfortable fulfilling the requirements of this mentoring program (3 scheduled events and 2 unscheduled events)?
  7. Please indicate your preferred contact – phone, E-mail, address

__________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature                                                                                                    Date

Student Program Review Questionnaire


1. Was the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program beneficial to you? If yes, please explain how. If no, please explain.
2. Was the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program appropriate to your scheduling needs? Or was it too demanding of your time? Would you suggest fewer or more required activities with your mentor?
3. Did you meet with your mentor outside the requirements for the program? If so, how many times did you meet and what activities did you participate in together?
4. Did you feel you got more from required contact/activities or extemporaneous contact/activities?
5. Did you feel compatible with your mentor? Do you feel there was anything the directors could have done to facilitate a better match?
6. Are you satisfied with your mentoring program experience? Do you feel there was anything the directors could have done to facilitate a better experience?
7. Were the directors and other College staff helpful and supportive of your efforts in the mentoring program? Did they facilitate contact if needed?
8. How do you feel the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring program could better prepare/support mentees in the future?
9. Do you have suggestions to improve the program?
10. Would you recommend the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program to other group members?
This information is confidential and will only be shared with the Mentoring Committee. Thank you for your participation.

Mentee _______________Mentor _______________Date _______________

Mentoring Program Contract For Mentee

I,__________________________, agree to abide by the guidelines set forth in the College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program, Mentee Overview. My signature below indicates that I have reviewed these guidelines with my program’s director and agree to adhere to the guidelines with the purpose of achieving the targeted outcomes therein contained.

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Print Name
__________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature                                                             Date
__________________________________________________________________________________________

Program Director                                                 Date

College of Charleston Board of Trustees Mentoring Program Timeline

September

  • Distribute mentoring questionnaire and forms to Trustees and Program Directors
  • Mentor questionnaire due to Office of the President
  • Office of the President will contact Program Directors to confirm available mentors

October

  • Mentees and Mentors are notified that they have been matched - Trustees are encouraged to contact their Mentee mid-October
  • Legislative Oyster Roast Event
  • The College Reads! An evening with the author
  • TBD: Schottland Scholars Presentation

November  

  • Mentee Shadowing Experience or Mentee and Mentor attend an Individual Event together                    
  • TBD: Schottland Scholars Presentation
  • College of Charleston Annual Tree Lighting, Sottile House

December  

  • Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to make contact over the holiday break. This is a good opportunity for a hometown visit.

January  
  • Mentee shadowing experience or Mentee and Mentor attend an individual event together
  • Mentees are invited to join Mentors for coffee/breakfast prior to the January Board of Trustees Meeting (Alumni Hall, 8:00-8:30 a.m.)

February  

  • Mentee shadowing experience or Mentee and Mentor attend an individual event together

March  

  • School sponsored event TBD and/or Mentee shadowing experience or Mentee and Mentor attend an individual event together
  • Legislative Reception in Columbia, S.C.
  • Excel Awards (Location, TBA)

April

  • Year Wrap-Up – Attend Board Committee Meetings with Mentor
  • Mentees are invited to join Mentors for coffee/breakfast prior to the January Board of Trustees Meeting and Mentees will then be introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting
  • Distribute evaluations to Mentors and Mentees and request that they be returned end of April / beginning of May

May

  • Evaluations from Mentors and Mentees due to Office of the President
  • Teacher/Leader Mentor Program Wrap-Up Dinner (Alumni Center, School of Education, Heath, and Human Performance, time TBA)
  • Directors and BOT staff evaluation of program including a review of the evaluations and discussion of any changes in the format for the upcoming year

June

  • Directors and BOT staff evaluation of program including a review of the evaluations and discussion of any changes in the format for the upcoming year

August

  • Voluntary Board Engagement Efforts selection sheet distributed at August Board Meeting including requests for names of Board Members interested in the Board of Trustees Mentoring Program

 

TRADITIONAL BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Select, support and evaluate the President
  • Support and promote the Institution’s Strategic Plan
  • Review Board materials, i.e., committee and meeting agendas and supporting documents
  • Approve Budget and Tuition
  • Review, Evaluate and Support Academic Mission
  • Attend and participate in Board Meetings (four two-day meetings and one one-day meeting) to the extent possible regarding Board member’s personal and professional schedules
  • Attend at least two of five Commencement and Convocation Ceremonies throughout the year
  • Attend Dedication and Groundbreaking Ceremonies as appropriate
  • Donate per diem and provide other financial support to the institution to the extent reasonable regarding Board member’s individual circumstances