Mentoring relationships through this program are typically one mentor to one or more students. Mentors can help online students:
- Acclimate to online learning at Regent
- Connect with others
- Learn about where to get assistance when needed
Length of Program
Enrollment for Peer Mentoring is open before each 8-week session begins. The program runs through the duration of an 8-week session, after which the mentor and student have the option of staying in touch on a voluntary basis.
Communication During the Program
This mentoring relationship is light and friendly in nature. Topics typically discussed between mentors and their students include acclimating to Regent, motivation, balancing school and personal responsibilities, goals, future plans, and networking. While the program is administered in Blackboard, mentors and their students often find that email, phone or Skype works best. The Regent Apps feature allows for easy video chat.