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
Sara Feit |
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Anne M. Hook Seidler | University of Mary
Liza Pierre | University of Minnesota
Alexa Squire | University of Minnesota
Rosalie Vos-Tulp | Iowa State University
Kari Wilson | University of Northwestern - St. Paul
MENTORS
Amanda Bergeron Bauer | University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Sara Granberg-Rademacker | Minnesota State University - Makato 

Jody Owen | South Dakota State University
Erin Sayer | University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Michelle Smith-Ware | University of St. Thomas

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.

2021 Application Instructions

For consideration by the selection committee for the program, plan to submit your completed application packet by November 1. We encourage applicants to begin thinking and preparing application materials well in advance of the deadline.

Mentee Applicants

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 his/her recommendation of the application, demonstrates his/her understanding that a one-year commitment is required (including Regional Conference attendance in 2021 and 2022), and indicates level of available institutional support (including financial). (Please be certain the writer is 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. (Please be certain the writer is identified as a student in the letter.)

Mentor Applicants

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

Application Submission

  • Gather the required application materials as word documents or PDFs.
  • Send these documents to Amber Kargol (akargol@iastae.edu) by November 1, 2020.
    • Please attach all documents to one email if at all possible.

Selection

Review of applications will occur February, with the goal of having the selection process complete and applicants notified by mid-March.

Questions

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