Learning Communities and Peer Mentoring

Learning Communities and Peer Mentoring

Collaborative learning and mutual mentorship are critically important to me. It helps me to learn, challenge myself, and feel supported and useful. I derive great fulfillment from sharing what I know with others, and I am motivated by the accountability, encouragement, and creativity that working in a team or a pair provides.

The following are some examples of opportunities I have seized to participate in learning communities and to mentor peers:

  • Alumni Mentor, Future Faculty Teaching Fellows, University Graduate School, Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), AY 2019-2020
  • Co-Facilitator, Future Faculty Teaching Fellows Learning Community, Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program (GTAP), Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), IUB, AY 2018-2019
  • Facilitator, Dissertation Writing Groups and Journal Article Writing Groups, Campus Writing Program, IUB, AY 2017-2018
  • Mentor-Discussant, Associate Instructor Orientation, CITL, IUB, Aug. 2017
  • Co-Facilitator, Food Pedagogy Series, IU Food Institute Graduate Group, IUB, AY 2016-2017
  • Co-Facilitator, Teaching in English workshops for faculty, Lady Doak College, Madurai, India, 2016

In addition, I have provided peer feedback on colleagues' teaching and program facilitation in the Dissertation Writing Groups (2018) and in the Department of Anthropology (2017, for a fellow graduate student instructor), both at Indiana University Bloomington.