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
In the spring semester of 2008, the Institute conducted a Web-based survey to inventory, as well possible, the mentoring programs across campus - in schools and colleges, in academic departments, in administrative offices, in student organizations and in any other UNM entity that might have a mentoring program. The goals for the survey were:
- To be more familiar with the existing mentoring programs the Mentoring Institute provides.
- To better facilitate connections among various mentoring programs as part of "fostering a mentoring culture at UNM."
Please see the Inventory Report on this page. The Mentoring Institute once again thanks all who took the time to inform us of your mentoring program through this survey.