Mentoring academics into the job of teaching in higher education is key in my teaching and development work. I developed an online mentoring program for the participants of the CEU OSUN Global Teaching Fellowship Program. I was director of this mentoring program in 2014-2020. The program provided ongoing online support for the Fellows who are based at various institutions worldwide, for instance, Brazil, Hungary, Myanmar, Palestine, Romania, USA etc.
The program encompasses three phases:
- Initial preparation for teaching, including course development.
- Ongoing mentoring and collaborative professional practice while abroad through online discussions and webinars.
- Documentation of teaching and other professional development activities (including option of starting a teaching portfolio).
This mentoring program has been researched, and a co-authored (co-authors are Dr. Gorana Misic and Dr. Margaryta Rymarenko) paper Online mentoring for academic practice: strategies, implications, and innovations was published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.