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Get Involved With Mentoring

Are you a new Software or Data Carpentry instructor? Do you remember what it was like to be a new instructor? Are you interested in improving your own teaching skills? Do you want to connect with other instructors to share teaching ideas and experience?

The mentoring committee is a group of Software and Data Carpentry community members who organize initiatives to support instructors and we’re looking for new members.

The mentoring committee meets once a month to discuss current activities and new ideas, and we help organize the weekly instructor discussion sessions hosted on this etherpad.

We would love to expand our activities and for all of our activities to be a true community-driven and community-owned effort. To make that happen, we need community members to join us! Anyone can be involved – the only criteria for membership is interest in how we can better support instructors and connect them with each other.

Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Join the mentoring mailing list and/or attend next committee meeting (to be announced on this etherpad ).
  • Sign up to help with some of our main endeavors as described on this page.
  • If you have questions or suggestions about the mentoring committee, Christina Koch, outgoing committee chair, will be holding two informal FAQ sessions on Monday, March 13. There is information about these on the community calendar.

We will also be selecting new positions in the committee next week – if you’d like to vote (or stand for a position!) please get in touch.

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