Fidelity with Mentor Practice Profile (MPP)

Connect: Capacity building

Capacity building

Connect puzzle piece

Core Components and Essential Elements

Contribution to Outcome

Proficient (P)

Developmental (D)

Needs Improvement (N)

CONNECT: Capacity building

The mentor fosters productive coping, self-regulation, self-advocacy skills, and social and academic competencies, and diminishes the dependence on the mentor.

Increase cognitive, academic, and behavioral engagement

The mentor models and teaches capacity-building skills (e.g., goal setting, problem-solving, self-monitoring, self-advocacy, etc.) and provides multiple opportunities for students to practice these skills with feedback by the mentor.

The mentor teaches capacity-building skills (e.g., goal setting, problem-solving, self-monitoring, self-advocacy, etc.) but does not provide opportunities for students to practice these skills and/or does not provide feedback to students on their practice opportunities.

The mentor solves problems for the student or is directive in telling the student how to solve problems.

The mentor makes excuses for the student.

The mentor does not hold the student accountable.

Examples

For example: 

  • In your interactions with students, you model the use of skills such as goal-setting, problem-solving, self-monitoring, and self-advocacy. 
  • You teach students capacity-building skills and provide multiple opportunities for students to practice these skills with feedback from you.

For example:

  • You teach students capacity-building skills such as goal-setting, problem-solving, self-monitoring, and self-advocacy, but do not create opportunities for students to practice them.
  • You encourage students to practice their capacity-building skills, but do not provide feedback on their use of the skills.

For example:

  • You tell students how to solve their problems or take care of the problems yourself.
  • You make excuses for the student when they misstep or encounter a problem, rather than holding them accountable to your expectations.

Reflective Questions

What are your strengths in capacity building?

Where do you have room for growth?

What support do you need in order to improve in this area?