SFSU2011 – Ed.D Mentorship Program
The Ed.D Program is proud to announce its pilot mentorship program. The vision of program alumni Dr. Michelle Donohue-Mendoza, this program serves to foster connection between past and current doctoral program students. Dr. Donohue-Mendoza recognized the challenges that arose when navigating a doctoral program and sought to assuage some of the pressures associated with doctoral study, through mentor/mentee relationships. The role of the peer mentor is to:
· Connect (via phone, email, or in-person) with their peer once a month.
· Discuss and providing feedback to their peer on pending assignments, mid-term, and final papers if requested.
· Discuss frustrations or concerns students are having with cohort colleagues and/or faculty in the classroom, including workload, working on group assignments, etc.
· Review recent assignment feedback from instructors and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on the comments received and/or grade earned, and ways to improve for next assignments.
· Allow student to share any struggles, ask questions, etc.
· Discuss the application of coursework to work setting and/or concerns relative to issues of support for the doctoral student within the work environment.
· Support student during significant program milestones.
The Ed.D program is happy to feature what promises to be a successful strategy to assist and retain current doctoral students. Please read below our mentor profiles and quotes from current mentees.
Last updated over a year ago.