About the Program
The Online Faculty Mentoring Program is designed to match new online instructors or those who wish to learn new online methods with seasoned online instructors.
Germanna Community College has a strong interest in seeing that faculty realize their full potential as online faculty. In conjunction with the GCC Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) this program supports online readiness by the development and retention of its online faculty.
This program is designed to work with an interested instructor (mentee) contacting one of the coordinators for the mentoring program. The coordinators then try to find a suitable instructor (mentor) for the mentee. After a suitable match is made, the faculty members will be notified and provided with the appropriate information to initiate the program.
1.Instructor contacts department chair and requests to enroll in the mentoring program.
2.Instructor completes the faculty mentoring program application and submits it to coordinator(s).
3.Department chair and coordinator(s) review application and select a suitable mentor.
4.Both parties are informed.
5.Mentor and mentee should contact each other, and meet before the semester begins to discuss the course(s).
6.Both parties should utilize the, “Mentor- Mentee Checklist” as a timeline for the mentoring process.
7.Once the semester has begun the mentee should periodically check in with mentor. Mentors should be available throughout the semester to answer questions and give feedback.
8.At the end of the semester both parties should have a meeting (preferably face to face) to discuss the mentees experience in teaching the online course(s). Mentor should give recommendations based on observation during the semester and student evaluations.
9.Both the mentor and mentee will participate in surveys of the program in the middle, and at the end of the semester in which they are teaching the new online course.
For more information and the application process, please contact our Online Mentoring Program Coordinators:
Dr. Season Thomson