For STRE2010 and STRE5607, one semester I manually paired students up with mentors, the next I coached them to network and find their own (see mentoring blog post). This coming session, I’m inclined to do both. Start them off with finding their own, and then invite additional mentors. Students then learn to not sole-source their feedback, and mentors get to know other mentors. As a result, we now have an updated set of Mentor Guidelines.
For the Peter Farrell Cup (update coming soon), where teams compete for prizes, we’re planning on pairing participating teams in the Peter Farrell Cup with mentors.
If you are interested in mentoring teams for coursework, or for the competition, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.