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Mentoring Institute KPI

Goal 1

Exponentially impact the quality of mentorship provided to students, faculty, and staff at UNM and Statewide by establishing a network of mentoring partnerships and communities of practice.


  1. Establishment of 2 new partnerships with UNM and Community Mentoring Programs per fiscal year.
  2. Maintain 80-100% of current partnerships with UNM and Community Mentoring Programs.

Goal 2

Positively affect engagement, retention and graduation rates of students by educating our diverse student body, faculty and staff across disciplines in Mentoring Best Practices, Competences and Capabilities.


  1. Design and development of one certification module per fiscal year.
  2. Train 100+ mentors in Mentoring best practices, competences and capabilities per fiscal year through short term training programs.
  3. Certify 30+ mentors in Mentoring per fiscal year through completion of at least one certification module per fiscal year.

Goal 3

Potentially enhance the academic and career success of students, faculty, and staff across the country through out the diffusion of research-based mentoring best practices and educational programs in national and international conferences.


  1. Disseminate knowledge and mentoring by sponsoring and organizing a National Mentoring Conference per fiscal year.
  2. Participate and present in 2 national/international conferences per fiscal year.

Additional Accomplishments:

  • The Mentoring Institute published the first book on Mentoring in the Spanish Language in 2010. The second volume is scheduled for publication in Fall 2013. This research project is aimed to provide information, assistance, and resources to non-English speakers.
  • In Spring 2012, the Mentoring Institute translated and published the book “Solidary Leadership” by Dr. Enrique Agüera, President of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.
  • In Summer 2012, the Mentoring Institute published a case study in a British book addressing the topic of Mentoring and Diversity. Co-editor is Dr. David Clutterbuck, co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
  • For five consecutive years, the Mentoring Institute have published the conference proceedings, which includes more than 200 hundred articles in each edition (electronic format).
  • Multiple presentations in National and International conferences are increasing the Mentoring Institute's and UNM’s reputation. Several requests to replicate our model for the Mentoring Institute have been received, including the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), West Virginia University, and Bennett College (NC).

Economic Impact in New Mexico:

The Mentoring Institute brings each year 100+ people out of State for our annual conference, creating impact in the sales volume of air flight tickets, hotel nights, restaurant consumption, car rentals, parking fees, and tourism activities.

The Mentoring Institute’s certificate program for Educational Mentor Tutors (EMTs) and Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) contributes to the State economic development by training in Leadership, Career Development, and Coaching competencies to future professionals in the State. Training provided will reduce the need for future employers to invest in the development of “soft skills” not provided to students through their academic programs.

The Mentoring Institute’s training contributes to prepare our students for workplace readiness.

Direct Impact on UNM, State, both, or other:

A centralized mentoring training approach helps mentoring programs at UNM to eliminate redundancy, generate economies of scale, and leverage resources. Services provided by the Mentoring Institute focus on excellent education and the ultimate participant’s experience by creating successful partnerships.

Savings for the programs served reflect on:

  • Target learning for program/participant needs
  • Elimination of redundancy through application of reusable learning objects (RLOs) strategies
  • Instructional Design used properly in the design, development and deployment areas
  • Validation of education value through strategically aligned results
  • Consistent education documentation, benchmarking through the use of ISD standards and competencies models

MI’s aim is to ensure that:

  • Education goals are met or exceeded
  • Compliance is tight and on-time, or ahead of schedule
  • Learning is tested while meeting mentoring programs strategic goals
  • Concentrations of expertise are develop based upon commonalities for each group