The Bentley Learning and Teaching Council (BLTC) is pleased to assist in identifying a teaching mentor for interested faculty. There are many instances where faculty may benefit from teaching mentorship to further develop their teaching skills. Distinct from the teaching evaluation procedures associated with promotion and tenure, teaching mentorship is a mutually beneficial relationship where one of the individuals usually has more or different experience and enjoys sharing their skills and wisdom. Teaching mentors can be assigned to any full or part time Bentley he Bentley Teaching and Learning Council (BLTC) is pleased to assist in identifying a teaching mentor. Teaching mentors can be assigned to any full or part time Bentley faculty member, regardless of position or seniority. On request, the Chair of the BLTC will work in consultation with its council members to identify an appropriate mentor and provide mentorship support, as needed. Teaching mentors will offer confidential feedback and advice, independent of teaching evaluation procedures.
The following is a sampling of the possible ways mentors may provide support (Adapted from Hanover Research, 2014):
- Review and revise syllabus
- Audit classes and provide constructive feedback
- Review a videotaped class with mentee
- Review and improve test design and grading
- Institute or improve active learning in the class
- Handle critical incidents during the term
- Review student evaluations and make suggestions
- Make better use of technology to deliver course content
- Effectively manage an inclusive and multicultural classroom environment
If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the form here.
Hanover Research. (2014). Faculty Mentoring Models and Effective Practices.