For the 2017-2018 ID2ID Participants, please meet with your partner and work on crafting your goals. Once you have determined each goal and action plan, one person in your pair must submit those goals and action plan to this Goal Submission Form. The deadline has passed and the submission form is now closed.


Each pair is required to develop a goal for their time in the program.  The important thing to remember when developing your goals is to make sure that they are broad enough goals that you can work on them throughout the extent of the program, but specific enough that you feel you are making progress as the weeks progress.

As instructional designers or instructional designers in training, you should have a solid understanding on what it takes to write a good lesson plan.  Writing your goals for this program is very similar to that in a lot of ways. Take a few minutes to review the steps below.

  1. Write a Goal Statement.  Think about what you want to achieve in the program in broad terms.
  2. Write Objectives. Break that big goal down into smaller sub-goals or learning objectives.
  3. Identify Activities. Plan how you want to achieve each of the sub-goals or learning objectives. Don’t drive yourself crazy with this part, you can just write down some ideas and refine them throughout the program. Having a list of items may help you and your partner decide on what to do together or talk about.
  4. Set Milestones.  Milestones or due dates may help you to keep making progress, especially for those of us who are task oriented. Again, don’t drive yourself nuts with these either. You can set a milestone of “mid-program” or “by the end of month 1”. As long as you are making progress towards your goal, milestones aren’t all that important, but they are helpful to have for some folks.
  5. Assess Yourself. Decide how you plan to assess your progress and whether you achieved your goals. It could be as simple as a check mark on a To Do List. We, instructional designers, do love our lists! It could also be a short blog post about the accomplishment so others in the program can support you.

Another important thing to remember about this exercise is that not having clear goals and a way to achieve them will result in a less than optimal experience in the program and may waste your time as well as the time of your partner. So take the time to develop a good goal for your pair and you will be well on your way to having a valuable experience in the program.


Take a moment to consider some of these ideas as you plan your goals and activities with your partner:

(Thanks to the Commission for Women’s website for some of these great ideas!)

  • Enjoy a virtual lunch or coffee together
  • Read a book or professional article together
  • Research and discuss other university ID organizations/approaches
  • Show each other a virtual tour at work
  • Attend a professional development event together
  • Meet with other mentor/mentee pairs
  • Tour a university building/campus never visited before
  • Serve on a committee together
  • Attend/present at a conference together


Participants needed to declare they’re pursuing the badge by August 31, 2017. Designated advisory committee member(s) will send reminders about badge deliverables periodically. To be eligible for the ELI PSU ID2ID peer mentoring program badge, mentors, mentees, and buddy-buddies must complete the requirements as described below. All badge submissions will be verified by designated members of the advisory committee.

ID2ID badges will be awarded by January 31 and badge recipients will be recognized at the 2018 ELI annual meeting at the closing session on January 29, 2018.

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Badge Components, Deliverables, and Deadlines

ID2ID peer mentoring program mentors, mentees, and buddy-buddies are required to

1. Participate in 2 professional development opportunities.

  • Qualifying opportunities include reading a book that supports development as an instructional design professional, attending a webinar, attending or presenting at a conference.
  • Evidence: Badge seekers must write a reflection and include artifacts of their experience, such as pictures, PPTs, etc. Submitted reflections must be a minimum of 1000 words to qualify.
  • Timing: anytime during the program, but no later than January 12.
  • Submissions are now closed.

2. Produce 2 reflection pieces about your participation in the program.

  • Qualifying submissions must be submitted to the forms. 
  • Evidence: Submitted reflections must be a minimum of 1000 words to qualify.
  • Timing: the first reflection is due October 30 and the second reflection is due January 12.
  • Submissions are now closed for the Badge Track Participants. Program Track participants can still submit until January 19. Submission Form:

3. Contribute to a Professional Community or Association.

  • Qualifying submissions include an association blog post, webinar presentation, online or face-to-face conference session, serving as a conference proposal reviewer, writing a professional article, etc.
  • Timing: anytime during the program, but no later than January 12.
  • Submissions are now closed.

4. Mini Capstone Project

  • Develop and submit an artifact regarding your experience in the ID2ID peer mentoring program. Qualifying submissions include a white paper, presentation, tool, instrument, etc. A summary of goals accomplished must also accompany the artifact and must be no less than 500 words.
  • Timing: Submissions are due January 12.
  • Submissions are now closed.