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ERIC Number: ED477456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 19
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An Analysis of the Mentor Survey.
Stevenson, Mary J.
The purpose of this study was to determine the attitude of mentors toward Florida State University (FSU) mentor-supported online courses. The study was limited to analyzing the data of the Mentor Survey that was conducted at FSU during the spring semester of 2002. This instrument surveyed the attitudes and experiences of FSU mentors who participated in the program. Specifically, the survey gathered data about: (1) which course(s) the participant was mentoring; (2) how many terms the participant has mentored; (3) the number of hours spent weekly in various mentoring activities; (4) how useful 12 course components were in helping students achieve the course objectives; (5) suggestions for how or if the Office of Distributed and Distance Learning (ODDL) should improve mentor support; (6) the value of the Mentor Resource Web site; and (7) the value of the Mentor Handbook. It is concluded that mentors are pivotal to the success of online degree programs and that research needs to be conducted concerning what the lead faculty, technical support staff, and the ODDL staff could do to make the position of mentor more productive and rewarding. A copy of the questionnaire and tabulated results are appended. (MES)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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