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Introduction to the CMS Mentoring Scheme

Introduction to the CMS Mentoring Scheme

Ed de Quincey

October 03, 2013
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  1. CMS Mentors
    School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

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  2. Student
    Buildings
    Travel
    Courses
    Accommodation
    Friends
    New
    Students in Week 1

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  3. What do you know?
    You know a lot
    You’ve learnt a lot
    You were like them a year ago
    You are more like them than any member of staff
    You can pass on your experience
    You can point out the positives
    You may be able to save them from making some
    of your mistakes!

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  4. Week 1: The Welcome
    a presence, a welcome, a signpost, an
    encouragement, a fellow student
    Be …

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  5. Week 1: When, where and how?
    At the desk/downstairs during registration
    Helping tutors at lab day/PDP
    “I can’t log on”, “I don’t know my password”, “I
    can’t use email”, “How do I open Edit+?”,
    “What’s the portal?”, “What is Teachmat/
    Moodle?”
    At the Fresher’s Fayre
    Here there and everywhere…

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  6. Weeks 2, 3, 4 …
    Help
    In labs/tutorials
    Run workshops/drop-ins
    1-to-1 mentoring
    Listening. Taking an interest. Creating a climate of trust:
    con dentiality; no gossiping! Sharing experiences and
    knowledge of CMS and the University. Helping the
    mentee to set their own agenda – it’s not about you!
    Managing the relationship: you are the one in control

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  7. What’s in it for you?
    Work experience
    Leadership skills.
    Tutoring skills.
    Technical skills.
    Motivational skills.
    Time management.
    Con dence and life
    experience.
    Something for your CV.
    Staff get to know you.
    Make friends from
    across the School.

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  8. “Over 50% of students get a 2:1 or higher”

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  9. 3 Levels of CMS
    Mentoring Certification

    (Pass, Merit, Distinction)
    Dependent on number of mentoring
    activities engaged with

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  10. 1 hour ≈
    1 point

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  11. Points for Activities
    1 hour in Week 1 = 1 point
    1 hour in a CMS Lab = 1 point
    1 hour Drop-in/Workshop = 1 point
    1 hour 1-to-1 Mentoring = 1 point
    Committee = 12 points
    You are expected to document the activities you
    have been involved with and produce a timesheet
    that Vreni/Ed can check.

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  12. Points mean …
    12 points is a Pass
    18 points is a Merit
    24 points is a Distinction
    Committee Members will also get a “Lead” CMS Mentor
    Certi cate

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