Instructor Development Committee¶
Instructor Development Committee Roles¶
The Co-Chairs of the Instructor Development Committee are responsible for:
Scheduling monthly committee meetings.
Meetings held monthly, twice in one day with each co-chair hosting one meeting to accommodate time zones.
Working with fellow co-chair to plan and share the monthly meeting agenda in advance (i.e. 1 or 2 weeks ahead of time).
Leading one of the monthly committee meetings (or delegate when absent).
Delegating tasks that come up each month.
This can be done through a co-chairs meeting after monthly committee meeting.
Following up with other committee members regarding their duties/concerns.
Gathering feedback from community and other committee members about desired instructor development efforts and/or outcomes.
Adding/modifying new committee roles as necessary.
Evaluating committee roles on a yearly basis.
The Secretary of the Instructor Development Committee is responsible for:
Recording notes and attendance at IDC Leadership Meetings and IDC Meetings.
Adding notes to the Instructor Development GitHub Repository after each meeting
Emailing a summary of notes to the instructor-development list on TopicBox.
Updating IDC Etherpad with meeting connection information and details
Monitoring the Instructor Development Topicbox for ideas/issues to bring back to the committee.
The Communications Chair of the Instructor Development Committee is responsible for:
Adding IDC Meetings to The Carpentries Community Calendar
Actively recruiting participants to join IDC meetings and projects by sending out communications via Slack, Topicbox, Twitter (with the help of The Carpentries Communications Lead, Omar Khan) and The Carpentries Blog.
Creating communications around IDC projects or other initiatives.
The Mentoring Chair of the Instructor Development Committee is responsible for:
Using the Mentoring Groups Workflow to recruit mentors/mentees and managing The Carpentries Mentoring Groups.
Reporting back to IDC Leadership and Carpentries Core Team Liaison about Mentoring Group metrics and any concerns or revisions to the mentoring groups.
Maintaining The Carpentries Mentors’ Etherpad and Mentoring Groups’ Etherpad
Updating the Mentoring Groups section of the handbook as necessary.
Managing the #mentoring channel in The Carpentries Slack.
Coordinating with the Communications Chair on communications campaigns around mentoring.
Discussion Session Coordinator¶
The primary responsibilities of the Discussion Session Coordinator are:
Organising Themed Discussion Sessions and #CarpentriesConversations that come in on the Call for Community Discussion Facilitators form
Inviting instructors to attend pre and post-workshop discussions
Recruiting discussion hosts
Maintaining the discussion hosts mailing list
Maintaining the community discussions Etherpad with upcoming dates
Adding Community Discussions to the Community Calendar
Checking in with hosts the week of their discussion sessions
1-2 hours a week
1 year term beginning 1-May or 1-Nov
Special Projects Chair¶
The Special Projects Chair of the Instructor Development Committee is responsible for:
Facilitating the formation of task forces/committees as appropriate to accomplish desired project outcomes.
Supporting any of the other Chairs/Leaders in their roles as needed.