Community Mentoring Program Information Session, 12 February 2016
This 40 minute webinar aimed to provide an understanding of how ascilite's Community Mentoring Program (CMP) works and how it can benefit both mentors and mentees.
The ascilite CMP provides mentoring opportunities across a number of fields including technical, academic development, learning development, faculty academics and early career researchers, graphic designers, and programmers. The program seeks to involve participants in a professional mentoring relationship built between learners (mentees) and experienced practitioners (mentors).
Whilst the new learners may be experienced in some areas of educational technologies, the ascilite CMP is a vehicle for enhancement of specific knowledge, skills or capacities in an area of developing expertise. The program has been operational since 2003 with more than 100 members having taken part to date.
Sue Gregory is the Vice President of ascilite and the current chair of the ascilite Community Mentoring Program and ascilite Awards. In 2012, she participated in the CMP as a co-mentor and she has been very active in ascilite ever since attending her first ascilite conference in 2009. Sue joined the ascilite Executive in 2012 and is currently Chair of Research in the School of Education at the University of New England (UNE), Armidale.