Matching Process /
|Research (RM)||Based upon alignment of research interests during recruitment process. Prior to start-up of the doctoral program||At least weekly|
|Peer (PM) Accountability Partner||UCEM activities and involvement in student organizations. No later than the end of the second semester of doctoral program||At least twice per semester|
|Scholars select a USF faculty mentor who can serve as an additional advocate or champion to support their professional/personal well-being||At least twice per month|
|Based upon alignment of career goals, background, and academic program||At least twice per semester|
Mentor external to the dissertation (MED)/Role Model Mentor – additional faculty mentor who is NOT the dissertation advisor to support the scholar’s professional development and well-being. Mentoring contacts maybe emails, virtual or in-person meetings (at least twice per semester). In-person are discouraged until Fall 2021.