Mentoring Groups

OWCA members can participate in the OWCA group mentoring program, which creates group mentoring cohorts twice a year. The next application period will start at the end of September 2021, with the first cohort beginning in January of 2022. The OWCA group mentoring program is organized by the OWCA Mentoring & Resources Committee (mentoring@onlinewritingcenters.org). You can learn more about the OWCA Mentoring & Resources Committee on the OWCA Committees page.

Mentoring Objectives: Innovate, Connect, Reflect, Grow

The mission of the OWCA mentoring program is to support online writing center tutors and administrators through peer-to-peer mentoring groups. These mentoring groups will be responsive to individual mentee needs and help mentees develop online writing tutoring pedagogy and practices. The objectives of this program are:

  • Innovate: Disrupt the traditionally hierarchical nature of mentee-mentor relationships by embracing a peer-to-peer group mentoring model.
  • Connect: Develop sustainable and meaningful relationships and connections between OWCA members.
  • Reflect: Provide synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for OWCA members to reflect on, share, and solicit feedback on their writing center’s online tutoring from multiple perspectives.
  • Grow: Encourage the development of meaningful and effective online writing center pedagogy and practices.