Please take a look at the attached documents for guidance about your role as a mentor.
This word document provides a more detailed outline of the SLP mentor role, but in brief, the role of a mentor is to act as a wise and experienced friend to the programme participant. They will share the mentee's interest and concern about teaching and will be willing to discuss ideas, to observe the mentee's teaching and share their own practice and to help the mentee gain access to new teaching possibilities as appropriate. They may also be called upon to discuss problems relating to teaching, although they are not expected to be counsellors in this regard. The mentor/mentee relationship will probably be quite an informal one, although both people may wish to set some parameters to both maintain the connection but also safeguard their time.
Indicative guidance on potential mentor support for the SLP tasks and activities for the teaching portfolio are given here.
The department is asked to provide a teaching reference for the participant. This might be written by the Head of Department, the mentor, or a senior member of staff, depending on who is most familiar with the participant's teaching work in the department. If the mentor is a more experienced postgradaute who teaches, then this reference must be counter-signed by an academic member of staff. This word document gives guidelines on what to include in the teaching reference.
If you have any further questions about taking on this role, please contact contact me, Susan Armitage, the programme director, on 01524 510621 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Further enquiries can be addressed to:
Tel: 01524 5-10616
Last updated: 23.07.2012 (SA)