The SRPP Section of GSA has decided to implement — on an experimental basis — a form of short-term mentoring (or short-term consulting) that we believe might be helpful for some ESPO members of our section. We urge you to try it and to keep track of your experience with this model, as we will want to evaluate how well the model works and we will be asking you for suggestions as to what we can do to improve the initiative in the future. If you have any comments positive or negative about this effort, it will be useful when it comes time to decide whether to continue it into the future. Please take a few minutes to send comment and suggestions for improvement to Kathryn Hyer, PhD, who will chair the committee responsible for evaluating this initiative.
On this page you will find a listing of a number of SRPP fellows who have agreed to serve as short-term mentors in connection with this initiative. (Click here for more information on GSA fellows.) For each person listed you will see some contact information (an e-mail address) and in some cases a web address. You will also see a listing for each prospective mentor of those issues around which he or she is offering to provide mentoring assistance. Keep in mind that some of these people will have done work on other topics, but that does not mean they are offering to provide mentoring on those topics in connection with this initiative. You will find that these prospective mentors offer to consult on research topics and professional development topics. You may well find that a mentor who is doing research on topics that are very different than what you are interested in will have some very useful suggestions for you on one or more of the so called “professional development topics.”
If you find a person who you would like to consult with, send that person an e-mail in which you briefly state what issue you would like to discuss with the prospective mentor (consultant). He or she will then be expected to get back to you in a timely manner in an effort to set up a time for you to call to talk about the topic.