Improving Online Student Persistence with E-Mentors

Organization: Academic Impressions

Event Date/Time: Nov 15, 2012 / 1:00 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: Nov 15, 2012 / 2:30 pm - (EST)
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Is your institution experiencing a growth in online student enrollment? Are you looking for ways to better support online student success and persistence? Do your online instructors express a concern about not having enough time or the proper training to adequately support their students? This webcast provides practical tips and advice for ways you and your team can utilize peer mentors or “e-mentors” to provide student support in the online environment.

Drawing upon research that supports the idea that e-mentors can be an effective way to provide a variety of support, our expert instructors will give tips and advice to help you build or improve an online peer mentor program, including:

* Recruiting and training the right e-mentors
* Facilitating quality e-mentor relationships
* Examples from institutions who have had success with online peer mentoring
          o Small department/budget programs
          o Large department/budget programs
* Steps for implementing an e-mentoring program at your institution


This program is ideal for anyone who works with peer mentor programs, including first-year seminar instructors and directors and assistant directors of first-year student programs, as well as anyone who works in a student support capacity for online students.



Academic Impressions