2023 CEP Mentor-Protégé Program

Friday, November 3, 2023
11:00am-3:00pm Central/Minneapolis Time
Event will be held virtually via Zoom

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 continue our 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.

MPP involves four professional development opportunities through the academic year, one official MPP event and one meeting with individual mentoring communities each semester. The official fall programming event is November 3, the spring event is TBA. Mentors are responsible for coordinating and attending the individual mentoring community meeting in consultation with their protégés each semester but are not expected to attend the official MPP programming events except for the mentoring community time on November 3 (see tentative schedule). 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.

2023 Schedule

More info and the list of presenters coming soon!


Community Building Time


Roundtable/Working Session 1

  • C.V. Workshop
  • Create a Plan for Your Dissertation
  • Submitting a Manuscript
  • Building a Professional Website


Roundtable/Working Session 2

  • How to Write an Op-Ed
  • Negotiating Jobs (Faculty/Admin)
  • Hidden Curriculum
  • Grant Writing

People Driven Work in Higher Education

Education Panel


Event Co-Chairs

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 Staff at (202) 660-4106 or office@ashe.ws.

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  • The program fee for Proteges is $10 for ASHE Student members, $20 for other ASHE Members, and $35 for Non-Members.
  • There is no program fee for Mentors.
  • Registration closes on October 11, 2023 at Noon Central Time. Due to the mentor-protege matching process, no later registrants will be accepted.
  • 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.