A true community. As stated in Shermanís new marketing and recruitment
materials, administrators, staff, and faculty are committed to the academic and
professional success of all students.
A mentor program has always been part of the academic experience for all
students from their very first day at Sherman. But the recent development and
implementation of the new 14-quarter curriculum made this a perfect time to
review, revamp and revitalize the mentor program. The Mentoring Advising Plan
(MAP) made its debut with the winter 2004 class.
MAP began on orientation day when the incoming class got acquainted with their
new faculty mentors over lunch. At that meeting, the groundwork was laid for
future correspondence and meetings. Information such as student profiles and
schedules are sent to the mentors to give them additional information about the
students they will advise.
Mentors meet with each of their students during week four of the first quarter
to take a pulse on each studentís acclimation to the college and to provide
early intervention if problems have arisen with classes or other issues.
Students and mentors meet again in week seven when midterm grades, goals for the
upcoming quarter, and any other issues or concerns will be discussed. In each
subsequent quarter, students will meet with their mentors to review progress
toward achieving their goal of becoming doctors of chiropractic.
This revitalized mentoring program is just one more way Sherman shows its
dedication to the success of its students Ė the future of the chiropractic