Division of Academic Innovation

OLC Webinar: Online Mentoring for Faculty and Students: Building a Community of Support

This session will provide insights into mentoring for faculty and students in online education programs, or for those considering a more traditional mentoring program delivered predominantly online. The presenters will discuss a variety of faculty and student mentoring programs for higher education, along with relevant best practices and examples of effective and successful implementation. This webinar will highlight the rationale for mentoring, characteristics of effective mentors and mentees, how to structure or organize programs, and will detail the core elements for setting up and running online mentoring programs. This presentation is largely based on the presenters’ book “Best Practices for Mentoring in Online Programs: Supporting Faculty and Students in Higher Education (2022)” as part of Routledge’s Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning series.


  • Better understand the models and different types of mentoring programs.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges for delivering mentoring programs online.
  • Prepare for planning and implementation of mentoring programs, including structure and organization, essential elements, and stakeholders.


Faculty, Higher Education Administrators, Faculty Developers, Online Education Leaders, Student Success & Support Services Professionals.

Speaker: Susan Ko, Ph.D. (Faculty Development consultant: Lehman College, CUNT); Olena Zhadko, Ph.D. (Director of Online Education: Lehman College, CUNY)

Registration is available through Online Learning Consortium website.


Feb 22 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 22 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Online Only


Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
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