Become a SPARC Open Education Leadership Mentor
Complete the form below to apply to become a mentor for the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program. Mentors will be matched with an Open Education Leadership Fellow in November 2018, and work with the fellow to develop and execute a capstone project throughout the Spring.

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 ( with questions.

About You
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Name *
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Job Title *
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Institution *
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Link *
Please provide a link where we can learn more about you and your background (CV, LinkedIn, ORCID, blog, etc.)
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Mentorship Questions
The questions below help us get to know you better, so that we can match you with a fellow. Each response is limited to 500 characters to encourage brief, informal answers.
Who are you? *
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your experience with open education. (500 character limit)
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What would you contribute as a mentor? *
We'd love to know why you are interested in joining the program, and what you think you could bring to it. Mention here any experience you have as a mentor and areas of expertise relevant to open education. If you feel unsure about anything, let us know. (500 character limit)
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What kind of capstone projects would interest you most? *
We'll match fellows with mentors based on common interests and areas of expertise relevant to their chosen capstone project. Tell us here what kind of projects or aspects of open education you'd be best equipped and most excited about working with—and why. Capstones will vary widely, but might include establishing a mini-grant program, developing a toolkit, or publishing a set of resources. (500 character limit)
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How sure are you that you will be able to be a mentor if we match you with a fellow? *
Location *
Let us know what city and state/province you're located in. Proximity and time zone compatibility is one factor we take into consideration when matching fellows with mentors.
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Final Details
Anything else you'd like us to know? Feel free to elaborate here on factors that would affect your ability to participate. Thanks for your interest!
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