What is it?

Getting the opportunity to develop and implement active learning techniques over a sustained period is essential for those who seek careers focused on teaching. These experiences can be hard to find at many institutions. The MALT program seeks to establish mentor-mentee relationships in which people at all career levels and institutional types can learn from experienced teachers how to develop effective and engaging teaching practices.

    Establish a Mentor/Mentee Relationship



Looking for a Mentor?

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Looking for a Mentee?

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Mentor Selection
  • Mentor is skilled in active learning strategies and evidence-based teaching
  • Mentor’s practices align specifically with the principles outlined in Vision and Change
  • Mentor has been recognized (either formally or informally within the education community) for these skills
  • Mentor has agreed to and encouraged this immersion experience
  • Mentor has demonstrated some active learning strategies and evidence-based teaching
  • Mentor is familiar with Vision and Change
  • Mentor has agreed to and encouraged this immersion experience
  • Mentor has not clearly demonstrated experience with active learning strategies or evidence-based teaching aligning with the principles of Vision and Change
  • Mentor has agreed to the immersion experience but is not particularly encouraging or enthusiastic about mentoring
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Learning Outcomes
  • Applicant has clearly defined the active learning methods or strategies to be learned from this mentorship
  • Applicant has established specific goals to be achieved as a result of this mentorship
  • Applicant has defined some methods and goals to be learned and achieved through this mentorship, but they could be clearer or more specific
  • Applicant has a vague or nebulous description of active learning methods and goals from this mentorship, but nothing is clearly or specifically defined
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Plan for Implementation
  • Classroom setting is well-defined and a reasonable timeline has been established
  • Proposal includes detailed description of materials to be developed with guidance and feedback from mentor
  • Classroom setting and timeline are defined
  • Proposal includes detailed description of materials to be developed with guidance and feedback from mentor
  • Classroom setting and/or timeline for implementation are not well-defined or are not reasonable
  • Proposal describes some methods that will be developed or changed as a result of this mentorship, but no detailed description of materials or curriculum is provided
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Plan for Assessment
  • Proposal includes appropriate and well-defined mechanism of formative and summative assessment of how changes in teaching strategy affected classroom and student engagement, learning, or retention
  • Proposal includes mechanism of formative and/or summative assessment of how changes in teaching strategy affected classroom and student engagement, learning or retention
  • Proposal does not include appropriate forms of formative or summative assessment to be used in the classroom
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Budget
  • Proposed costs are reasonable and well defined, and properly reflect the immersion experience
  • Proposed costs and/or room and board costs are reasonable but not well-defined
Proposed costs and/or room and board costs are not reasonable given the intended mentoring location and are not well-defined
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