The NERWHA Mentoring Program for Effective Teaching in World History
The New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA) is in the process of facilitating and coordinating one-on-one mentoring for members of the association who desire to participate as either mentees or mentors. Its purpose is to enable the sharing of expertise and experience and, thereby, to further the level of world history instruction in New England at all levels. Mentors and mentees can equally teach at any level from K-12 through advanced graduate studies. Likewise, mentees and mentors may be graduate students. All persons involved in this program must be NERWHA members in good standing.
The success of this program depends essentially on the availability of experienced mentors who are willing to offer their time, talent, and expertise free of charge. NERWHA cannot subvent travel or any other expenses of the participants in this program. Likewise, NERWHA can only act as an initial intermediary by bringing potential mentors and mentees into contact with one another; it cannot set up individualized mentoring programs for participants. Rather, it expects each two-person team to work out a program that is mutually satisfactory and places the least burden on both parties. Indeed, it is the hope and expectation of the officers of NERWHA that participants will find their involvement in this effort to be rewarding.
Persons offering to be mentors and persons desiring to be mentored, at whatever level and for whatever period of time, should fill out the relevant questionnaire and return it electronically to both coordinators of the NERWHA Mentoring Program:
James A. Diskant firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfred J. Andrea email@example.com
Mentor Questionnaire aja (PDF)