to UW Oshkosh Vision
will be admired for Enrichment and Leadership that
emphasizes intellectual, civic, ethical, and personal development
for students, faculty, and staff.
to UW Oshkosh Mission
scholarly activities of faculty, students, and staff related to
teaching, research, intellectual activities, creative expression,
to UW Oshkosh Values
and Continuous Learning. We believe that the pursuit of
knowledge, understanding, meaning, and personal development should
be encouraged across all stages of life.
to Strategic Directions
Research, Intellectual Activity, and Creative Expression.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will sustain, support, and enhance
a vigorous scholarly environment for research, intellectual activity,
and creative expression. We will encourage faculty, students, and
staff to generate and maintain connections to professional communities
and the people, institutions, and communities we serve. Faculty,
staff, and students will seek opportunities to work together to
discover, share, and apply knowledge.
new classified and academic staff by helping them become more
familiar with the organizational culture, how to accomplish
their jobs, and to be aware of university resources
current staff grow and develop professionally as UW Oshkosh
a cooperative network among the classified and academic staff
by helping them meet and network with other employees
the flow of accurate and timely information through the organization,
both upward and downward
to employee morale, motivation, and a sense of community
a culture that fosters creativity and innovative thinking
Oshkosh Mentoring Program Goals
each new employee and transferee (classified, instructional and
non-instructional academic staff) the opportunity to be partnered
with a mentor, in an effort to retain and develop all our employees.
- Help staff
new to the university become more familiar with the organizational
culture, how to accomplish their job, to be aware of university
resources, and to meet other employees.
- Help current
staff grow and develop as UW Oshkosh employees, and to
network with other employees
people to meet employees from other divisions and colleges and
to exchange ideas on how to help each other accomplish work goals
mentees an insight into the working environment and transmit the
realities of the organization (i.e., norms, values, traditions)
a confidential, trusting, give-and-take relationship between mentor
mentees with the appropriate social/political skills and awareness
to guide their career and to make them successful in the university
the mentee to develop his or her own style and build on own
expectations and creativity.
a constructive feedback system so that mentees can understand
the impact of their behavior on the university.
a catalyst for arranging mentees’ working relationships with
"gate openers" and "sponsors."
the awareness, skills, and commitment of UW Oshkosh’s management
to cultivate effective "developmental relationships," which
increase the mentor’s ability to support, coach, and guide the
success of all members of the workforce.
events for mentors and mentees to get together as a group either
socially or for a learning opportunity.
mentors recognize the unique barriers to success that some individuals
may face at UW Oshkosh.