University of Mississippi

COMPASS

What is COMPASS? Community of Mentors Providing Access to Skills for Success

This is a voluntary mentoring program for members of the Ole Miss community who wish to grow professionally and personally through mentor/mentee relationships. Mentors will include faculty, staff and students and mentees will include staff members.

The goals of the program are to:

  • promote the personal and professional growth of individual staff members
  • enhance mutual respect and build community among staff members
  • increase staff motivation and morale under the guiding principle that helping others helps us
  • increase staff job satisfaction and personal fulfillment
  • increase staff retention

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Community of Mentors Providing Access to Skills for Success (COMPASS: Moving in the Right Direction) is to support the values outlined in the University’s Creed and Mission by implementing a voluntary mentoring program to benefit University staff.

What Do We Do? Provide resources related to: Life Skills

  • Lafayette/Oxford/University Community

  • Personal Development

  • Professional Development

Would you like to share your knowledge?

  • Would you like to become a mentor to a fellow staff member?

  • If so, sign up to become a COMPASS Mentor.

  • Here are the steps to follow to be assigned a mentor:

  • Must be a full-time or permanent part-time staff member
  • Obtain supervisor’s approval to participate in program
  • Complete a MENTOR APPLICATION in pdf from here to print out
  • Commit to one semester of working with a mentee
  • Attend mandatory on-campus mentoring workshop presented by Human Resources Department
  • Agree to meet in person with mentee at least monthly during the semester
  • Agree to communicate with mentor by phone or email at least every other week during the semester

Do you need assistance with one or more of the areas listed above?

  • If so, sign up to become a COMPASS Mentee.

  • Here are the steps to follow to be assigned a mentee:

  • Must be a full-time or permanent part-time staff member
  • Obtain supervisor’s approval to participate in program
  • Complete a MENTEE APPLICATION in pdf from here to print out
  • Commit to one semester of working with your mentor
  • Agree to meet in person with mentor at least monthly during the semester
  • Agree to communicate with mentor by phone or email at least every other week during the semester

 

 

 

COMPASS Slideshow from Human Resources

Three Simple Steps:

COMPASS Sign-up Forms

Mentee Forms

Mentor Forms

Mentee Application Mentor Application
Supervisor’s Authorization Supervisor’s Authorization
Mentee Agreement Mentor Agreement