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eMentors

BCTC EMENTORS

PEER2PEER TRAINING

Contact kevin.dunn@kctcs.edu if you would like to set up one-on-one training from an eMentor.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

eMentors are experienced, online faculty members who share their expertise with new online instructors and faculty who have requested help. eMentors can be placed as teaching assistants within an instructor's Blackboard course shell, allowing the eMentor direct access to an instructor's class and enabling the eMentor to provide suggestions and give feedback to the faculty member. eMentors are expected to provide the faculty member with recommendations for course syllabi and policies, Blackboard layout, course content (where appropriate), effective communication practices, course shell organization, assignment construction and to share best practices for teaching in an online environment. eMentors also help troubleshoot Blackboard and other technical problems the faculty encounter. eMentors will be expected to keep a log of their interactions with new instructors. 

eMentors email addresses will be placed in a distribution list, bl_ementors@kctcs.edu, available to BCTC faculty; eMentors are expected to participate in answering faculty questions sent to that list.

EVALUATION

eMentors will be evaluated by the Assistant Dean for Online Learning. The evaluation process will include feedback from the faculty advised by the eMentor, entries from the eMentor's log and an eMentor self-assessment.

LEADERSHIP

Serving as an eMentor is counted as Educational Leadership. The amount assigned is typically 1-3% depending on the number of faculty the eMentor advises and other assignments the eMentor takes on. The exact percentage will be determined in consultation with the eMentor's division Assistant Dean.

SELECTION PROCESS

Every Spring a call will go out for faculty to serve as eMentors for the academic year. Applicants will be asked to submit an eMentor Application. The application will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean and the applicant's Program/Area Coordinator and Division Assistant Dean.