The Professional Access and Equity Committee shall be responsible for the identification of problems or needs in the field of higher education which impact upon minorities, women, the handicapped or disabled and make recommendations to the membership to correct them.
2022 Committee Members
Allyson Brown, M.Ed. Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Spartanburg Methodist College CACRAO Member-at-Large
The Professional Access and Equity (PAE) Committee is launching a professional development opportunity guided by a mentor framework. The Mentor Experience is designed for CACRAO members of diverse representation to engage with other marginalized populations. Mentors are veteran professionals with active member status within the CACRAO organization who will share their experience and wisdom with new admissions professionals. Participants will engage in a series of professional development sessions and build community with their mentor and peers through a hybrid of virtual and in person interactions. To express your interest in participating, submit the "I'm Interested" form below by June 30.
Mentor relationships are designed to support a less experienced professional through connections with more seasoned professionals in a respective industry. Especially for professionals with marginalized identities, engaging in mentor opportunities assist in career progression. For the purpose of this program, mentors and mentees are defined by the following:
Mentors are admissions or registrar professionals with at least one year (or recruitment cycle) of experience.
Mentees are admissions or registrar professionals who are new to the field, with less than one year (or recruitment cycle) of experience.
Both mentors and mentees are considered opt-in participants, meaning each individual has indicated a voluntary interest to serve in the respective role and a commitment to engage for the duration of the program. Participants are expected to participate in all of the virtual and in person sessions as indicated in the timeline. During the fall (August to November) and spring (February to April), mentors are expected to connect with their mentees bi-weekly, at the pair’s convenience. To measure the effectiveness of the program and participants’ satisfaction, both the mentor and mentee are expected to submit a feedback form each month. In total, there are five virtual meetings, six personal touch points and one in person meeting at the annual meeting.
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