Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Prove You are Different

I found this quote in a publication titled "Mentoring Success:  Guiding the Future."  It is published by the Ayers Foundation – a Tennessee based foundation “created in 1999 to sustain and/or significantly improve the quality of life in Tennessee. . ." 

"Most of the students do not expect you to understand their problems, and even if you do understand they do not expect you to care.  And even if you care, they do not expect you to do anything about it.  And even if you do something about it, they do not expect it to last.  To be an effective college mentor/ coach, you must prove that you are different."
Two thoughts:

You don’t have to be a faculty member or a part of the Advising Office to be a mentor / coach.  Anyone in the campus community can be a mentor and coach to a student.
We must prove we are different.  That means we must consistently demonstrate our commitment to the success of each individual student, one student at a time.

-Dr. Jerry Faulkner

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't have said it better, Dr. Faulkner. Very good advice.