ECC Teaching Pairs Mentoring Program

ECC Teaching Pairs Mentoring Program

All faculty are invited to participate in ECC Teaching Pairs, a one-on-one faculty mentoring program that will pair faculty together, as mentor and mentee, throughout a semester. ECC Teaching Pairs is inspired by a mentoring program previously initiated by ECC math faculty that the college has sought to expand under CETL.


The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide faculty, especially those new to teaching and online learning, with consistent ongoing opportunities to discuss teaching and professionalization.

  • Promote trying new teaching approaches and techniques while reflecting and debriefing with colleagues.

Applications for Spring 2021 must be submitted by 5:00pm Friday, January 29, 2021. Applicants will be notified by Friday, February 5, 2021.

Overview and Timeline

Mentoring pairs are expected to meet five times during the semester, with suggested discussion topics and questions to prompt conversation at each session. Sessions might include looking at teaching materials (such as syllabus, assignment descriptions, and lesson plans, among others), troubleshooting teaching challenges, and other activities determined by the pair.

Possible topics for mentoring pairs to focus on at different sessions may include but are not limited to:

  • Active Learning

  • Grading and Feedback

  • Equitable Classroom Practices

  • Creating an Inclusive Classroom

  • Online Learning*

  • Navigating ECC

  • Work/life Balance

  • Career Goals

*For D2L support, specifically, mentoring pairs will be encouraged to communicate and work with ECC’s Distance Learning & Instructional Technology Office.

Possible Timeline for Spring

January

  • Mentors and Mentees apply for program

February

  • Mentor training to discuss responsibilities

  • Meeting 1: Introductions, Establish Goals

March

  • Meeting 2

April

  • Meeting 3

  • Meeting 4

May

  • Meeting 5: Reflection on Goals and Future Plans

Mentor and Mentee Roles

Mentor

Qualifications

  • Mentors should be tenured FTF or UA1 or UA2 faculty.

Role & Expectations

  • Attend one initial 60 minute training session to prepare for being a mentor in the program.

  • Prepare for 1 on 1 sessions by finding appropriate resources to discuss with mentee and preparing questions to prompt discussion.

  • Respond accordingly to questions by doing research and communicating with others at ECC, as necessary.

Compensation

  • One hour at the Committee Appointment and Participation rate identified in article 8.15 of the ECCFA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for attending a 60 minute training session, currently $28 per hour in Spring 2021.

  • Five one hour mentoring sessions at the Lane 2, Step 2 rate of the Unit Adjunct Faculty II Librarian Salary Schedule identified in Appendix A-3 of the CBA, currently $48.84 per hour in Spring 2021 or $244.20 total.

Mentee

Qualifications

  • All faculty are welcome to apply to be a mentee. However, preference will be given to adjunct faculty within their first three years of teaching at ECC, faculty within their first semester of teaching online at ECC, and to faculty with little formal training in education.

  • Mentees should currently be teaching at least one course at ECC.

Role & Expectations

  • Prepare for 1 on 1 sessions by considering topics and questions you’d like to discuss.

  • Provide teaching materials to the mentors; such as syllabus, assignment descriptions, instructional videos, and others; as is helpful for one-on-one meetings. Discussions of any materials shared are not part of the official ECC evaluation process, as detailed in the Faculty Evaluation Handbook, and will not be shared with anyone outside of the mentoring pair.

Compensation

  • One-hour mentoring sessions at the Committee Appointment and Participation rate identified in article 8.15 of the ECCFA CBA for attending five* one-hour mentoring sessions, currently $28 per hour in Spring 2021 or $140 total

Pairings between mentor and mentee will be made based upon information submitted (application link at the bottom).

NOTE: Everything shared in the mentoring pair, including documents and conversation, is confidential and will not be used for evaluative purposes. Any information gathered from the mentoring pairs will only be used to assess the effectiveness of the ECC Teaching Pairs program. Participation in the ECC Teaching Pairs mentoring program is of a voluntary nature.

Applying to Participate

So long as the qualifications are met, it is up to participants if they would like to apply to be a mentor or mentee within the program. In other words, though mentors are required to be tenured full-time faculty or UA1 or UA2 faculty, tenured full-time faculty or UA1 or UA2 faculty are welcome to apply to be a mentee if they choose.

To apply to participate in the ECC Teaching Pairs program, interested faculty should click on the link below and complete the form below. The input provided will be used to create faculty pairings. Funding will allow for up to 20 pairs for the fall 2020 semester.

ECC TEACHING PAIRS SPRING 2021 APPLICATION


Applications for Spring 2021 must be submitted by 5:00pm Friday, January 29, 2021. Applicants will be notified by Friday, February 5, 2021.