When designing goals, it is important to make sure they are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based). The structure of mentor hub is designed to provide a structure to make each goal measurable and attainable through activities and time-based with deadlines you can assign. However, it is up to the mentor and mentee to create goals that are specific and relevant based on the mentee’s relationship and experience with their own capabilities. For specific examples, please see below.
S: Who, What, Where, and Why?: I want to raise my grade in Algebra class this semester because I need to raise my GPA overall.
M: How will you measure progress?: I can keep track of my grades to see if they’re getting better.
A: Is the goal achievable?: It is a realistic goal because I have access to a tutor and I have made time to study this semester. I currently have a C+ but I have enough time and assignments to bring my grade up.
R: Is your goal relevant?: I want to have a better GPA, so getting a better grade in math will help.
T: When does the goal need to be completed?: This class ends in December, so I need to track my progress until then.