Role of the mentor
The doctoral program is going to attribute you a mentor within the first year after your immatriculation.
Please think of including your mentor when organising your exams. If he’s available, he should preside the jury during your exams.
As decided at the time the mentoring system was put in place at the doctoral school, the mission of a mentor is to:
- Detect and help resolve advisor-PhD candidate issues
- Monitor that adequate progress is made in the dissertation
- Detect possible health, personal, and other potential problems of the PhD candidate
In accomplishing his mission, the mentor can rely on other personnel resources and should make as much use of these resources as possible in the appropriate context. These resources include:
- The thesis director (and his laboratory staff)
- The program director
- The doctoral program committee and assembly;
- Student Affairs (SAE);
- The Support and Prevention Network (Help)
Given sufficient proximity to the student and his thesis director, the mentor should act to detect problematic situations and help identify the needs of the student and the most efficient solution.
The name of the mentor of each PhD student can be found in IS-Academia.