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Administrative Association:
New Administrators Mentoring Program

"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves." ~ Helen Keller
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." ~
Winston Churchill
"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." ~
Mother Teresa
"Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness." ~
Ray Lyman Wilbur

On April 25, 2008, the Administrative Association membership approved the Administrative Association Mentor Program for New Administrators

The approved Mentoring Program is targeted to administrators new to the college and is voluntary for both mentors and mentees. This program is not a training program and is designed to: (1) orient new administrators to the complexities and dynamics of working at Tidewater Community College, a large, multi-campus community college; (2) introduce new administrators to college leaders, and to assist them in acquiring new contacts within and outside the college setting; to provide a supportive, nurturing and trusting environment for new administrators; and (3) facilitate the professional growth of new administrators, to include the advancement of management and leadership skills.

A subcommittee was formed to develop the online mentee and mentor applications and a handout to be provided to newly hired administrators.

The online form will automatically route all submitted applications to the Chair of the Administrative Association, who will then forward the information to the Executive Committee for initial screening and processing.