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EngaGE Mentors

Mentorship and collaboration are cornerstones of the EngaGE program. EngaGE Mentors are highly skilled, innovative teacher-leaders focused on sharing their expertise, engaging pedagogical approach(es), and mentor-focused philosophies with a wide range of faculty teaching in and across EKU’s General Education program. As teacher-leaders, Mentors model promising practices and share effective designs. They also guide faculty involved in the EngaGE Course Redesign program and across teaching General Education courses at all phases.

Teaching Circles  

Each Mentor leads a Teaching Circle, a cohort of approximately five to ten faculty who work together and support each other through the course redesign process. Teaching Circles are informal, regular, and sustained collaborations among General Education faculty with the common goal of offering feedback, teaching advice, and perspective on areas related to course redesign and delivery of successful General Education content.

  1. Generate and share ideas related to course redesign (including assignment development and lesson plans), 

  2. Offer supportive and objective feedback related to course redesign, and 

  3. Advise one another throughout the process. 

As General Education teacher-leaders, Mentors

  • Coordinate and facilitate Teaching Circles; 

  • Offer structure, goals, and outcomes for the course redesign process for faculty in their Teaching Circles; 

  • Provide feedback, guidance, and support for faculty as they integrate new techniques into their courses (including updates to syllabi, assignments, assessments, etc. ) and seek ways to engage learners; 

  • Recommend resources, tools, and samples for use during the redesign process and for use in General Education courses; 

  • Collaborate with faculty on General Education course design in one-on-one, small-group, and workshop settings; 

  • Facilitate ongoing conversations, planning, and coordination through the EngaGE program; and 

  • Share what they have learned through ongoing reflection, research, presentations, publications, and resource development in collaboration with the EngaGE program. 

2023-2024 EngaGE Mentors

  • Dr. Dom Ashby
  • Dr. Lisa Kay
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