Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program (RAMP)

This program will identify new members in Region 6 interested in deepening their involvement within NACADA in addition to professional mentorship for their work-life as an advisor. Mentees will be carefully paired for one year with a professional more seasoned in their career. They will create goals, learn more about the association, and develop new skills. We seek mentees and mentors who will provide diverse and sustainable leadership for the region and the larger association.

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 RAMP participants!
MENTEES
Katie Haygood | Iowa State University 
Veronica Schaefbauer | University of Mary
Leslie Gallagher | University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Brian Matthews | University of St. Thomas
MENTORS
Erin Sayer | University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Holly Haddad | University of South Dakota

Alisa Dean | Minnesota State University - Twin Cities
Kyle Quagliana | Minnesota State University - Twin Cities

Mentee Responsibilities

  1. Maintain NACADA membership throughout the program.
  2. Attend regional conference and participate in activities established for the Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program (RAMP).
  3. Commit to a year long program and be willing to communicate with their mentor on a regular basis
  4. Develop a written plan for leadership development to be submitted to the RAMP co-coordinators
  5. Develop progress reports due August 15 and February 15.
  6. Submit a written report at the end of the program documenting the experience and complete an evaluation of the program. 

Mentor Responsibilities

  1. Maintain NACADA membership throughout the program.
  2. Attend regional conference and participate in activities established for the Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program (RAMP).
  3. Commit to a year long program and be willing to communicate with their leader on a regular basis.
  4. Assist mentee in developing a written plan for leadership development to be submitted to the RAMP co-coordinators
  5. Develop progress reports due August 15 and February 15.
  6. Submit a written report at the end of the program documenting the experience and complete an evaluation of the program.

2022 Application Instructions

Application and Selection Timeline

For consideration by the selection committee, plan to submit your completed application packet by February 25, 2022 (mentee applicants) or March 11, 2022 (mentor applicants). We encourage applicants to begin thinking and preparing application materials in advance of the deadline.

Review of applications will take place in February and March with a goal of selecting participants, matching mentees with mentors, and notifying applicants of a decision by late March.

Application Submission

To submit your application:

  • Gather the required materials (outlined below)
  • Email application materials to RAMP Co-Coordinator, Martha Scott Johnson (MSJ@umn.edu) 

Include documents as PDF or Word Doc attachments to one email.

Mentee Applicants | Due Friday, February 25, 2022

Applicants are required to respond to the following questions (in PDF format:)

  • How will your involvement in the Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program (RAMP) support the program goal of providing increased representation from an underrepresented constituency in NACADA? NACADA defines diversity from a very broad perspective, which includes diversity in regard to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation as well as diversity in regard to institutional type, size, and employment position.
  • How do you see yourself participating in the association as a future NACADA Leader, and how will involvement in this program assist you in achieving those goals? (Think about the activities of the Association that you are most eager to explore to begin your involvement in the leadership of the Association.)
  • What qualities and experience do you desire in a mentor? Think about the qualities of personality with which you think you can create a synergistic relationship. What types of roles do you hope to hold in your career that might help us in choosing a mentor for your specific ambitions (Examples: hope to work with a specific population of students or institutional type; hope to be an advising administrator; hope to publish articles.)

Mentee applicants should also the following:

  • Letter from applicant's supervisor that includes their recommendation of the application, demonstrates their understanding that a one-year commitment is required (including Regional Conference attendance in 2022 and 2023), and indicates level of available institutional support (including financial). The writer should be identified as your supervisor in the letter.
  • Letter of recommendation from a past or current advisee who can attest to the applicant's earnestness as a dedication as an advisor. Recommendations from students the applicant worked with outside the context of academic advising are acceptable. The writer should be identified as a student in the letter.

Mentor Applicants | Due Friday, March 11, 2022

Applicants are required to respond to the following questions (in PDF format:)

  • How will your involvement in the Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program (RAMP) support the program goal of providing increased representation from an underrepresented constituency in NACADA? NACADA defines diversity from a very broad perspective, which includes diversity in regard to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation as well as diversity in regard to institutional type, size, and employment position.
  • What qualities and experience will you bring as a mentor? What types of roles have you held in your career that might help us in choosing assigning mentors for mentees specific ambitions (Examples: hope to work with a specific population of students or institutional type; hope to be an advising administrator; hope to publish articles.) What qualities of personality do you bring to the mentoring relationship?
  • What should we be mindful of as we are matching you with a mentee? Please include anything you feel is relevant for us to know.

Mentor applicants should also submit the following documents:

  • Updated resume

Questions

If you have questions about the Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program (RAMP), please contact Martha Scott Johnson (msj@umn.edu) or Amber Kargol (akargol@iastate.edu).