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Mentoring at Walters State

Faculty serve as mentors when they assist their colleagues in teaching and learning inside and across disciplines. Mentoring encourages faculty to lead their colleagues in professional development and trainings, in sharing the use of new tools and strategies, in implementing change in ongoing instruction, in assessing these changes, and in reflective teaching.

eLEARN Mentors

In the “eLEARN Mentor-led Training” program, eLEARN mentors propose and then lead a training session with faculty, both adjunct and full-time, but with the emphasis on training adjunct faculty in their area/discipline/campus.  Trainings can be held in the afternoons leading up to 6:00 evening classes, on Saturdays, or during the summer – anytime outside the mentors’ regular office hours.  As an eLEARN mentor in your area/discipline/campus, you probably know best what topics/training/sessions faculty need, but you might also think about various eLEARN tools, textbook ancillaries and test banks, vendor instructional systems (MyLabs, Aplia, Mastery, etc.), Respondus, SoftChalk, Camtasia, mobile learning or particular instructional tasks in your area such as Pre-/Post-tests, course assessment and reporting, and assessment of mobile learning.

To propose an eLEARN Mentor-led Training Project in your area/discipline/campus, complete the eLEARN Mentor-led Training Project Proposal (opens in a new window) and email it to Vickie Mills (vickie.mills@ws.edu; extension 2694).  If approved, you will be contacted by the department of Instructional Design.  As you carry out your training project, you will be asked to have faculty complete the Sign-in Sheet (opens in a new window); you will be asked to then send to Vickie a copy of the Sign-in Sheet and the electronic copy of the eLEARN Mentor-led Training Project Follow-up Report (opens in a new window).

Upon receipt of the Sign-in Sheet and the Follow-up Report, you will receive a notification of payment of $100.00 (less taxes) for yourself as the eLEARN mentor leading the training.  (Payment goes to one mentor, not several, for each individual training session.)  Each faculty member you report as having completed the Training Project will receive notification of $50.00 (less taxes) in compensation for attending training for themselves. (Both eLEARN mentors and faculty can participate in more than one training per semester.  Payment will be in addition to your regular payroll amount and will be paid in accordance with payroll’s established deadlines.)

Contact David White (david.white@ws.edu; extension 6765 for details.

Mobile Learning Mentors

The Mobile Learning Mentors is a group of faculty who coach and mentor other faculty in mobile learning.  They are invited to attend the Mobile Learning 3.0 session on the basis of their having used mobile learning in their classrooms and outside their classrooms with their students; that is, they are putting in action the training they received in MLA 1.0 and 2.0 or have student mobile learning projects comparable to those of faculty who have attended MLA 1.0 and MLA2.0.

Mobile Mentors will

  • Receive an email invitation to attend MLA 3.0 from Instructional Design
  • Receive the “Mobile Learning Mentors Guidelines” during MLA 3.0
  • Work individually with a member of Instructional Design to plan and deliver a presentation to the MLA 1.0 and/or the MLA 2.0
  • Work individually with a member of Instructional Design  to deliver that same training to faculty during Fall or Spring semester
  • Attend the presentation day for MLA 1.0 and MLA 2.0 where faculty attending MLA 1.0 and MLA 2.0 present
  • Be compensated for attending MLA 3.0
  • Be compensated for leading Mobile Learning Mentor training of approved training proposals.

In the Mobile Learning Mentor-led Training program, Mobile Learning Mentors plan a training and make a proposal to Instructional Design to deliver Mobile Learning Mentor-led Training; if the plan is approved, the Mobile Learning Mentors recruit an audience, deliver training, assess training, write a report on assessment and follow-up to the training. Mobile Learning Mentors are compensated for successful completion of the Mobile Learning Mentor-led training of faculty and their follow-up report ($100 pre-tax); participants who successfully complete the Mobile Learning Mentor-led  training are compensated ($50 pre-tax).

To propose a Mobile Learning Mentor-led Training project, Mobile Learning Mentors complete the Mobile Learning Mentor-led Training Project Proposal (opens in a new window) and email it to Vickie Mills (vickie.mills@ws.edu; extension 2694). If approved, the Mobile Learning Mentor will be contacted by the department of Instructional Design. As they carry out their training project, they will be asked to have faculty complete the Mobile Learning Mentor-led Training Sign-in Sheet (opens in a new window).   They will be asked to then send to Vickie a copy of the Sign-in Sheet and the electronic copy of the Mobile Learning Mentor-led Training Project Follow-up Report (opens in a new window).

Upon receipt of the Sign-in Sheet and the Follow-up Report, the Mobile Learning Mentor will receive a notification of payment of $100.00 (less taxes) for themselves as the Mobile Learning Mentor leading the training. (Payment goes to one Mobile Learning Mentor, not several, for each individual training session.) Each faculty member the Mobile Learning Mentor reports as having completed the Training Project will receive notification of $50.00 (less taxes) in compensation for attending training. (Both Mobile Learning Mentors and faculty can participate in more than one training per semester.  Payment will be in addition to regular payroll amount and will be paid in accordance with Payroll's established deadlines.)

Contact David White (david.white@ws.edu; extension 6765) for details.