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The Elements of Workload
Elements of mentors' work may include:
Work with Students:
- recruitment and orientation
- direct tutoring
- helping students learn
- helping students connect with learning resources
- degree planning
- developing and leading studies and/or courses
- assessment of prior learning.
Work within the Empire State College Community:
- committee work within the center/unit/program
- collegewide governance
- areas of study.
Work within the Geographic Community:
- liaison with other academic institutions
- recruitment and training of tutors and evaluators
- liaison with employers.
- maintaining currency within your field of academic expertise
- exploring and developing expertise in new areas
- developing academic resources
- presenting/participating at conferences
- research and publication within your academic/professional areas of interest
- research and publication related to mentoring.
Mentors across the college, even within the same center, divide their work up among these tasks in quite different ways.
- focusing on retaining students
- making thoughtful choices regarding tutorials
- preserving your professional development days.