A mentee is someone who wants to learn from someone who knows and seeks their valuable advice in order to grow personally and/or professionally.


  • The mentee will develop a supportive relationship with his/her mentor and share information about his/her own successes, failures, career choices and life experiences, as appropriate.
  • A mentee is someone who is interested in Instructional Design or related field.
  • Two hours a month working as a mentor/mentee pair, e.g., video conference, lunch meeting, e-mails, telephone conversations, etc.
  • Two professional development activities per duration of the program where you attend in-person or virtually with your mentee. The program will provide a list of suggested activities, e.g. Educause ELI events, topic-specific webinars
  • Two professional development 30-minutes series events that are hosted by the Advisory Committee.
  • Two reflections that will be posted to a collaborative platform that the Advisory Committee will introduce during the kick-off session.
  • Each pair begins by designing a set of goals for both the mentor and the mentee which they both agree upon.


  1. Establish an ongoing relationship with your mentor based on mutual  respect and trust, and provide constructive feedback that could include new ideas, practices, and strategies
  2. Commit to regular contact (email, phone, online, and/or face-to-face)  with your mentor, making sure to be on time and prepared.
  3. Practice confidentiality when working with your mentor.
  4. Share (early) experiences, communicate the challenges and lessons learned regarding instructional and learning design if appropriate.
  5. Allow your mentor to observe/review your instructional and learning design projects.
  6. Be open to mentor feedback, accepting of new ideas, practices, and strategies.
  7. Invest time to help your mentor assist you to learn, grow, and develop as an instructional and learning designer.
  8. Reflect on your experience as a mentee in a journal, log or another form that will be shared with your committee member twice during the length of the program.
  9. Complete an end-of-semester survey and a mentor/mentee feedback activity on your mentor/mentee experience.