The commitment from the mentor is for the 2019-20 academic year. You are not required to be a member of NACBS during this time. The pairing will automatically dissolve June 30, 2020. Mentors and mentees will complete new forms in summer 2020 should they wish to continue with the program, but at this point may be matched with a new partner.
Mentors are intended to provide advice on the academic and professional job markets, networking, publication, and other career-oriented issues. They are not intended to provide advising support for dissertation research and writing or advice or support with specifics regarding meeting the standards for application, retention, or tenure at any particular institution. Mentors are not expected to write letters of recommendation for mentees. If you are currently a graduate student, NACBS recommends that you discuss your participation in the mentorship program with your dissertation supervisor.
This form is confidential. It will be not be shared with mentors and will be for the exclusive use of the NACBS Mentorship Committee.