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ERIC Number: EJ1210938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Development of an Enhanced Peer Mentoring Program: Partnering with Novice Teaching Assistants in a Teaching Community of Practice
Pieterson, E. Corrie; Ridgway, Judith S.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v30 n1 p51-75 2019
The authors present an example of a social constructivist framework and a backward design approach to enhance an underutilized peer mentoring program for teaching assistants. Following a needs assessment for quality improvement, the authors designed a mentoring workshop and revised guidelines: Mentoring pairs now use a four-step process to frame their efforts around synergistic objectives. Although program redesign was successful, as evidenced by increased participation, further improvements are informed by ongoing mentor feedback. The authors describe strategies and recommendations for developing or enhancing peer mentoring programs, and they provide materials that other departments can adapt to address context-specific needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Columbus)