MTP Communication: Assessing Problems with the Decision Tree

As a faculty mentor, you may find yourself dealing with an unusually challenging relationship with a mentee. Your usual approach doesn't seem to be working and either their performance is far off what you would expect and/or their behavior has proved especially problematic to deal with and is becoming a serious obstacle.

The following decision tree is intended to guide your thinking as you try to evaluate what kind of problem you are facing and how best to approach it, including when to consult with the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) or the Worklife Resource Center. Download a printable version of the Decision Tree (PDF 14KB).

Decision Tree