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|Flexible||Mentees and mentor agree objectives and how they will work together to achieve them.|
|Confidentiality||Mentoring in the Developing Research Leaders program is independent of the PPR and line management processes. The mentoring relationship is based on confidentiality and trust.|
|Builds on success||Mentees are MCRs who have developed a track record in research and demonstrated their potential to be research leaders.|
|Voluntary||Participation of mentees and mentors is voluntary, however, Heads of School may encourage individual, high potential MCRs to participate.|
|Time commitment||Ideally – a minimum of 6-7 meetings of approximately 1.5 hrs over 18 months.
Some additional contact by email and phone and support by reading drafts of applications, articles etc. may be part of the mentoring process.
Attendance of mentees and mentors at the Introductory seminar is a requirement. Attendance at research retreats and seminars is highly desirable but optional.
|Mentors||Mentees are matched with mentors from the same or different School, Faculty or Research Institute at Deakin according to research objectives and preferences identified in the mentee's Expression of Interest form. Mentors from other universities as well as Honorary and Adjunct Professors may also be appointed as mentors within the program.|
|Matching||Matching is done by the Director, Staff Research Development together with Associate Dean (Research) for each Faculty, the research directors from the relevant Research Institutes and Associate Heads (Research). Deans and Heads of Schools may also be asked to provide advice on suitable mentors. Both prospective mentor and mentee are consulted and must agree the proposed match.|