P-MAX ONLINE: An Open-Source, Case Study-Based Online Mentor Training Program for Higher Education
Karen N. Nichols, Tiera S. Coston, Xavier University of Louisiana, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-45-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Xavier University of Louisiana is nationally recognized for preparing its students for successful careers, especially those in the biomedical and physical sciences. One of the most important factors in this accomplishment is the extensive hands-on mentoring and advising available to Xavier’s students. Xavier was established with the ultimate goal that its alumni become leaders who improve their own as well as global communities. Throughout its history, Xavier has maintained a mentoring culture, and in recent years, has progressed toward formalizing this culture to ensure its lasting impact. This process has been facilitated by the P-MAX mentor training program. Ultimately, the goal of P-MAX is to assist participants in developing effective relationships with their mentees. In an attempt to make P-MAX accessible to those outside of the Xavier community, program designers have prepared P-MAX for online delivery (P-MAX ONLINE). This open educational resource offers mentor training to individuals at other institutions who desire to enhance their mentoring skills. P-MAX ONLINE is presented in a modular format where case studies are used to bring context to the particular topic being addressed. Through P-MAX ONLINE, anyone with internet access, who is granted permission, has the ability to experience the training that has proven successful at Xavier in promoting and supporting effective student mentoring and advising.
Nichols, K.N. & Coston, T.S. (2019). P-MAX ONLINE: An Open-Source, Case Study-Based Online Mentor Training Program for Higher Education. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 239-242). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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