Fermi LAT Mentoring Program
Within the Fermi Mentoring Program (MP)
Mentee: graduate students within the LAT Collaboration and the GBM Team (e.g. Masters students, PhD students, etc.)
Mentor: PhD-holders within the LAT Collaboration and the GBM Team (e.g. postdocs, faculty members, research scientists, etc.). Mentors do not supersede or interfere with the role of the research advisor, but rather serve as an additional resource.
MP Committee: Mentoring Program Committee, volunteer-based group responsible for overseeing the mentoring program. The current AC/DC are aware of/active in the workings of this committee.
Goals of the program
- Creating an effective mentoring structure
- Fostering strong and lasting relationships between mentors/mentees
- Sharing resources and communicating advice in order to remove barriers to success, both personal and professional
MP will be organized and operated by a standing MP Committee (volunteer-based)
MP Committee roles:
- Operational (mentor/mentee selection and matching, mentor/mentee training)
- Administrative (program overview, expansion, and interface with other DEI efforts within or out the LAT Collaboration)
Mentor/Mentee Recruitment & Matching
- Whenever a new student joins the Collaboration
- Annually, at the "spring" Collaboration Meeting
- Annually, every other Collaboration Meeting
- Required on an annual basis, unless a special circumstance communicated with the MP
- Will be run online
- Time Commitment
- Cycle lasts 12 months. Re-matching with a new mentor encouraged, staying in the same
mentoring arrangement only if strong desire indicated
- Meet at least monthly, for at least an hour (with the exception of the months were vacations are happening). It is advised to schedule all the meetings during the first meeting between the mentor and the mentee.
- Setting the expectations
- During the first meeting, set mentoring goals. Guidance questions provided. Schedule all the meetings of the current mentoring cycle.
- Quick form at the end of each mentoring session. Feedback survey at the end of the mentoring cycle
- Conversations must be kept confidential, unless specified otherwise by the mentee/mentor, notwithstanding disclosures required by superseding policies or laws