Mentorship
Dear ISIAQ Members,   

ISIAQ is excited to announce the reinitializing of the mentorship program! The mentorship program will allow students and early-career ISIAQ members to align with senior ISIAQ members, forming a mentor-mentee relationship that can strengthen the society, advance the profession, and build lifelong collaborations and friendships.       

The program will provide mentees with mentorship and guidance from ISIAQ researchers outside of their home institutions, providing them with early career advice, research and publication advice, discussions about current and emerging topics in the indoor environmental science field, and an opportunity for the mentee to network with senior members.            

ISIAQ mentors and students can enroll through registration on the website. ISIAQ will pair up mentor-mentee couples after registration through the website based on the answers in the questionnaire. Meeting opportunities will be organized during Healthy Building and Indoor Air Conferences. Besides the face-to-face contact, the mentors and their mentees will interact through e-mail and Skype correspondence. ISIAQ will work to align mentors and mentees and will pose suggestions for monthly discussion topics by e-mail to help initiating conversations among program participants.    

We are currently seeking ISIAQ members who would like to volunteer as mentors for the program. To sign up as a mentor or student for the mentorship programplease click here. Please note you must be a current member to view this page, if you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so.

Mentorship Program information  
How to enroll as a mentee in the ISIAQ mentorship program
  1.  All early-career ISIAQ members (students, post-docs,…) can become a mentee.
  2. Students can enroll through registration on the website (http://www.isiaq.org/mentorship_sign_up.php)
How to enroll as a mentor in the ISIAQ mentorship program
  1.  Experienced ISIAQ members can become a mentor.
  2. Mentors can enroll through registration on the website (http://www.isiaq.org/mentorship_sign_up.php)
ISIAQ tasks 
  1. The ISIAQ Mentorship Program Committee consists of the
    1. ISIAQ President,
    2. ISIAQ Mentorship Program Coordinator (ISIAQ Vice-President) and
    3. ISIAQ Student Representative.
  2. ISIAQ Mentorship Program Committee will pair up mentor-mentee couples after registration through the website based on the questionnaire.
  3. The ISIAQ Secretariat maintains a database of all mentors and their mentees, and the start and ending dates of the mentor-mentee relationship.
  4. ISIAQ Mentorship Program Committee will provide mentor-mentee pair a questionnaire to fill in.
  5. ISIAQ Mentorship Program Committee will provide a recommended list of discussion topics on the mentorship website.
  6. ISIAQ Mentorship Program Committee will organize mentor-mentee meeting opportunities during Indoor Air and Healthy Building Conferences.
Mentorship Program Guidelines
Guidelines to all
  1. The ISIAQ Secretariat maintains a database of all mentors and their mentees, and the start and ending dates of the mentor-mentee relationship.
  2. Only registered and confirmed mentor-mentee relationship with the ISIAQ Secretariat is considered to belong the ISIAQ mentorship program.
  3. Each mentor-mentee relationship in the ISIAQ mentorship program is for 2 years from the date of the establishment. Continuation of the relationship can be renewed by sending a message to ISIAQ Secretariat.
  4. Both mentor and mentee has a right to discontinue the mentor-mentee relationship anytime by informing the ISIAQ Secretariat. ISIAQ Secretariat will inform the other party if the other party is not informed.
Guidelines for mentors
  1. You may offer advices to or discuss with your mentee(s) about their professional or academic careers.
  2. You may offer opinions and advices on the development of indoor air sciences and technologies.
  3. You may like to offer opinions and perspectives to challenge your mentee(s) intellectually.
  4. You may get to know your mentee(s) work, family and history, and also share your own.
  5. You may bring past and current mentees together for gathering in our regular conferences.
  6. You may let ISIAQ Secretariat know how your mentorship is progressing.
  7. You have a right to discontinue the mentor-mentee relationship anytime by informing the ISIAQ Secretariat.
  8. You should NOT give your mentee(s) expensive gifts.
  9. You should NOT always pick up the bill.
  10. You should NOT help your mentee(s), in actual terms, to secure a job.
Guidelines for mentees
  1. You may discuss your study or work options with your mentor, and seek advices.
  2. You may let ISIAQ Secretariat know how your mentorship is progressing.
  3. You should take initiative to contact your mentor and make arrangement for discussion.
  4. You should always prepare some topics for discussion before you meet. You can use the ISIAQ suggested topics as inspiration.
  5. You should observe general etiquette standards, i.e. be punctual and courteous.
  6. You have a right to discontinue the mentor-mentee relationship anytime by informing the ISIAQ Secretariat.
  7. You should not expect your mentor to have all the answers to your problems.
  8. You should not be discouraged if your mentor is always busy. Be patient and persistent.
  9. You should NOT give your mentor expensive gifts.

 


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