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Goal 1

Exponentially impact the quality of mentorship provided to students, faculty, and staff at UNM and Statewide by establishing a network of mentoring partnerships and communities of practice.


  • Establishment of 2 new partnerships with UNM and Community Mentoring Programs per fiscal year.

  • Maintain 80-100% of current partnerships with UNM and Community Mentoring Programs.

Goal 2

Positively affect engagement, retention and graduation rates of students by educating our diverse student body, faculty and staff across disciplines in Mentoring Best Practices, Competences and Capabilities.


  • Design and development of one certification module per fiscal year.

  • Train 100+ mentors in Mentoring best practices, competences and capabilities per fiscal year through short term training programs.

  • Certify 30+ mentors in Mentoring per fiscal year through completion of at least one certification module per fiscal year.

Goal 3

Potentially enhance the academic and career success of students, faculty, and staff across the country through out the diffusion of research-based mentoring best practices and educational programs in national and international conferences.


  • Disseminate knowledge and mentoring by sponsoring and organizing a National Mentoring Conference per fiscal year.

  • Participate and present in 2 national/international conferences per fiscal year.

An important role and mission of the Mentoring Institute is research into best practices in mentoring that are specific to our setting. There are probably general best mentoring practices for any setting and any mentor-mentee partnership, but we feel there are also specific needs for mentors to be most effective in their specific settings. The University of New Mexico engages in extensive research activities and has been classified as a Research I university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Institute's research include:

  • Needs assessment surveys

  • Extensive literature reviews

  • Qualitative & quantitative studies



The Mentoring Institute contributes to the existing body of research on developmental relationships through by publishing research on a variety of different types of media.  We hope to continue to increase our impact on mentoring through future publications.

  • Mentoring: Perspectivas Teóricas Y Prácticas. The Mentoring Institute published the first book on Mentoring in the Spanish Language in 2010. The second volume is scheduled for publication in Fall 2013. This research project aims to provide information, assistance, and resources to non-English speakers.

  • Solidary Leadership by Dr. Enrique Agüera (English Translation) – In Spring 2012, the Mentoring Institute translated and published the book, which was authored by Dr. Enrique Agüera, President of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

  • A Case Study in Developing Successful Diversity Mentoring Programmes: An International Casebook by David Clutterbuck, Kirsten M. Poulsen & Frances Kochan – In Summer 2012, the Mentoring Institute published a case study in a British book addressing the topic of Mentoring and Diversity. Co-editor is Dr. David Clutterbuck, co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

  • 2008-2013 Mentoring Conference Proceedings – For six consecutive years, the Mentoring Institute has electronically published the conference proceedings, a compilation of more than 200 hundred articles in each edition.

  • Multiple Presentations in National and International Conferences – The presentations are increasing both the Mentoring Institute's and UNM's reputation. Several requests to replicate the Mentoring Institute’s model have been received, including the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), West Virginia University, and Bennett College (NC).




Each year, the Mentoring Institute brings well over 150 people from out of State for our annual conference, creating a substantial impact in the sales volume of air flight tickets, hotel nights, restaurant consumption, car rentals, parking fees, and tourism activities.

The Mentoring Institute's certificate program for Educational Mentor Tutors (EMTs) and Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) contributes to the State economic development by training in Leadership, Career Development, and Coaching competencies to future professionals in New Mexico. The training provided will reduce the need for future employers to invest in the development of “soft skills“ not provided to students through their academic programs, and it contributes to prepare our students for workplace readiness.

Direct Impact on UNM, the State of New Mexico, and other AREAS

A centralized mentoring training approach helps mentoring programs at UNM to eliminate redundancy, generate economies of scale, and leverage resources. Services provided by the Mentoring Institute focus on excellence in education and the ultimate participant's experience by creating successful partnerships.

Savings for the Programs Served Reflect On:
  • Target learning for program/participant needs.

  • Elimination of redundancy through application of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) strategies.

  • Instructional Design used properly in the design, development and deployment areas.

  • Validation of education value through strategically aligned results.

  • Consistent education documentation, benchmarking through the use of ISD standards and competencies models.

The Mentoring Institute Aim’s to Ensure That:
  • Education goals are met or exceeded.

  • Compliance is tight and on time, or ahead of schedule.

  • Learning is tested while meeting mentoring programs strategic goals.

  • Concentrations of expertise are developed based upon commonalities for each group.

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Last Modified: Feb 13, 2017