CEP Mentor-Protégé Program

Saturday, October 23
11:00 am-3:00 pm Atlantic/San Juan Time

The CEP’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) is intended to provide members of racially/ethnically minoritized populations with mutually beneficial mentoring relationships. This year we are excited to share that the MPP will transition to a new format of mentoring communities. To facilitate this process, groups of protégés will be matched with mentors based upon primary scholarly and professional interests, elements of shared identity, and intended mentorship goals. Our objective is that the mentoring communities will contribute to the protégé and mentor’s personal, professional, and scholarly development. The MPP program is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, administrators, student affairs professionals, and faculty members. We welcome interested participants to apply to participate in this mentoring opportunity.

Who should attend:

  • You should participate as a protégé if you are a member of a racially/ethnically minoritized population and are a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow.
  • You should participate as a mentor if you are a member of a racially/ethnically minoritized population and are an administrator, student affairs professional, or a faculty member that holds a terminal degree.

2021 Schedule

  • Welcome, Introductions & Centering
  • Community Building Activity: Mentor Community Time
  • Break
  • Roundtable Session #1
  • Roundtable Session #2
  • Break
  • Identity Based Scholarly Session

Event Co-Chairs

Event Committe Members
  • Ana Romero, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Brandy Propst, Elon University
  • Candace Hall, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Chelsea Smith, North Carolina State University
  • Delma Ramos, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Dion Harry, North Carolina State University
  • Eileen Galvez, Colorado State University
  • Jarrod Druery, Northern Kentucky University
  • Jocelyn Gutierrez, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • Quortne Hutchings, DePaul University
  • Tiffany Steele, Oakland University
  • Torrie Cropps, Rice University
  • Travis Smith, University of Florida
  • Valerie Thompson, Wichita State University
  • Vanessa Johnson, University of Utah
Please feel free to reach out to the event chair with questions about the content of the event. Questions about registration or event logistics can be directed to the ASHE Office at (702) 895-2737 or office@ashe.ws.

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  • This event is part of the CEP Pre-Conference and the fee is covered by your Pre-Conference registration fee. 
  • If you are not registered for the CPPHE Pre-Conference, the registration fee is $10 for ASHE members & $25 for non-members.
  • Registration Closes and Payment Deadline: October 10, Noon AST.
  • Learn more about accessibility for this event at www.ashe.ws/accessibilityvirtual2021
  • During registration, participants will agree to the ASHE Virtual Events Code of Conduct.
  • All ASHE Professional Development events encourage participants to engage throughout the event in various ways. To provide an environment that is conducive to learning and engagement, and to provide a safe and supportive space (to the extent possible), Professional Development events are not recorded.
To complete the application form, you will need the following:
  • Your ASHE log-in information. If you do not have an ASHE log-in (as a current or expired member or Guest account), you can create one at https://www.ashe.ws/membership
  • Have you previously participated in the CEP Mentor/Protégé program? If so, was your participation as a mentor or protégé?
  • If you are a graduate student, please indicate what stage you are in:
    • Applying to programs
    • Early in coursework
    • Completing coursework
    • Developing thesis or dissertation proposal
    • Collecting and analyzing data
    • Finalizing thesis or dissertation
    • Other
  • If you are a faculty member, please indicate what stage you are in:
    • Lecturer
    • Clinical
    • Tenure-track
    • Tenured Emeritus/Retired
    • Other
  • If you are an administrator/student affairs professional, please indicate your functional area and how many years you have been in the field.
  • What is your race / ethnicity? (Please check all that apply)
    • ​African American / Black or African Descent
    • Latinx / Hispanic
    • Middle Eastern / Arab American
    • Asian American / Asian
    • Native American / American Indian / Alaskan Native
    • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • Biracial/Multiracial
    • Other
  • What is your gender?
    • ​Cis-Man
    • Cis-Woman
    • Trans*
    • Gender Queer
    • Self-Defined
    • Prefer not to answer
    • Other
  • What are your methodological preferences? (Please select all that apply) J
    PG NOTE: This is currently an open-text field. Do you want to add these options??
    • Qualitative
    • Quantitative
    • Mixed Methods
    • Participatory Action Research
    • Other (please specify)
  • What are your research, scholarly, and/or professional interests? (Please limit your response to 50 words or less)
  • What do you hope to gain from participation in the CEP Mentor/Protégé program? (Please select all that apply)
    • Advice in navigating a doctoral program
    • Writing support
    • Research support/opportunities
    • Establishing a community/support network
    • Job search: support searching for professional positions within higher education (student affairs, administrative, etc.)
    • Job search: support searching for faculty positions
    • Job search: support searching for positions outside of academia (policy, non-profits, etc.)
    • Other (please describe)
  • Ranking of Mentor-Protege match criteria (highest priority vs. lowest priority):
    • Research, Scholarly and/or Professional Interests
    • Social Identities (e.g., race, gender)
    • Methodological Preferences
    • Experience in Higher Education Administration
    • I have no preference
  • What types of topics would you like to see discussed during the MPP? (i.e., developing a scholarly agenda, preparing for the job search (in or outside of academia), navigating the publication process, leveraging social media, etc.)