The expected time commitment is 3-4 hours per month November-May, although exact time commitment varies month to month. Mentors are expected to read and agree to a manual in advance of starting the program, then submit brief monthly progress reports and a 2-page final evaluation. Last year's mentors report rewarding experiences developing a relationship with their fellow and building their own mentorship skills.
Anyone with experience in open education is welcome to apply. We will match fellows with mentors based on a variety of factors, including experience with leadership development, depth and area of expertise, and compatibility. The purpose of mentorship is not to provide all of the answers, but to help your mentee reach answers on their own. So, the most important quality we are looking for is people with interest in supporting a colleague to grow.
Potential mentors will be contacted by November 1st to discuss a potential match. Contact Nicole Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.