Mentoring

October 2020
Jackson College (JC) serves approximately 6,000 students a year in three largely rural counties in Southcentral Michigan. Of the 20 percent who identify as students of color, African American males have the lowest rates of successful course retention and completion, and, therefore, are most in need of academic support. To effectively address this concern, JC hosted an African American male summit in 2008 to help the college better understand the students’ needs and specific barriers, and to identify effective strategies to improve academic outcomes. Keeping Student Needs at the Center of the...
March 2019
In literature, King Arthur is well-known as the originator of the round table. This table was a place for leaders to meet and discuss important topics. It created a space where each leader could easily see and hear the others and add to the conversation; at a round table, everyone was equal. Mentoring roundtables serve the same purpose, with a focus on mentors’ experiences mentoring new online faculty. At Wake Technical Community College, a key component of the college’s quality enhancement plan—eLearning Preparedness Initiative across the College (EPIC)—is mentoring for new online faculty....