Mentoring Groups Roles

Mentees

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with your Mentor about your goals and needs.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and participate actively or let your Mentor know you won’t be attending.
  • Be respectful of other Mentees and Mentors. Provide a safe space for questions and mistakes.

Time commitment

1 hour a month

Requirements

Be either a newly certified Software or Data Carpentry instructor or be in the process of completing certification. Generally Mentees will have taught one or no workshops, but may have been helpers before.

To Participate

The join the mentoring program, email the Deputy Director of Assessment, Kari L Jordan at kariljordan@carpentries.org.

Resources and Checklists

Program Outline

Mentors

Responsibilities

  • Decide on a meeting schedule with your Mentees.
  • Personalize meetings based on Mentee’s needs and desires.
  • Respond promptly to emails from your Mentees.
  • Follow up with Mentees who miss meetings.
  • Be respectful of Mentees. Provide a safe space for questions and mistakes.
  • Report Mentee attendance and progress to mentoring coordinator.

Time commitment

~4 hours/month for 3-5 months (or longer if accepting new Mentees), this breaks down to about 2 hours prep, 1 hour meeting and 1 hour answering emails per month. Variable depending on meeting frequency and prep time.

Requirements

Certified instructors who have taught at least 2 workshops.

To Volunteer

To join the mentoring program, email the Deputy Director of Assessment at kariljordan@carpentries.org.

Resources and Checklists

Program Outline

Mentoring Coordinator

Responsibilities

  • Recruit mentors and mentees for the Mentoring Program.
  • Pair Mentors and Mentees based on responses to Google form surveys.
  • Set up virtual meeting rooms and Etherpads for each mentoring team.
  • Send email introductions for each mentoring team.
  • Follow up with each mentoring team on a monthly basis and ask if there’s anything you can do to help.
  • Keep track of program completion rates to assess success.
  • Get feedback from Mentors and Mentees about program.