I am writing to you on behalf of the College Open Textbooks community to ask about your interest in being a mentor to a future academic leader. A member of our PATHS course has expressed an interest in your current career or…"
Andrea Henne is the Dean of Online and Distributed Learning at the San Diego Community College District, which currently enrolls over 10,000 students each semester in online courses (http://www.sdccdonline.net) at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College, and San Diego Continuing Education. Dr. Henne has extensive experience at the community college and university levels in creating accessible online learning environments that meet best practices in technology-based teaching, faculty development, student learning outcomes, and quality standards. Prior to working for the San Diego Community College District, Dr. Henne was the Systemwide Director of Distributed Learning at Alliant International University, developing and managing online, video-conferenced web-conferenced, and blended courses and faculty development across six California campuses, Mexico City and Japan. She has been a full-time instructor of Computer Business Technology at Los Angeles City College and San Diego Mesa College and an online instructor in Instructional Technology at National University and in Economics as well as Critical Thinking and Problem Solving at DeVry Online. Educated at UCLA in Higher Education Leadership (doctorate) and Business-Economic Education (masters), Dr. Henne currently serves as a Steering Committee Member of the California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Consortium, a member of the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Editorial Board, and as a member of the Educause Current Issues Committee.
I am writing to you on behalf of the College Open Textbooks community to ask about your interest in being a mentor to a future academic leader. A member of our PATHS course has expressed an interest in your current career or field, and I think that you could be a great resource to this person. The person you would mentor is an Director of eLearning and seeks to be mentored as a Dean.
Open Doors Group believes that mentoring is an essential part of our coursework success, and also a potential benefit to you. This article about the benefits of mentoring (http://www.ache.org/newclub/CAREER/MentorArticles/Benefits.cfm) has been particularly inspiring to the Mentoring team and highlights 3 key benefits to becoming a mentor: 1) enhance your skills; 2) attract and retain talent in your field or organization; and 3) create a legacy. We encourage you to read the article for further information.
Our commitment request is just two hours per month between now and December 31, 2014. If you decide to join, some additional guidelines for your first mentor/mentee meeting will be provided along with the bio of the mentee.
Please respond to me by 08/18/2014 to confirm your interest in our mentoring program.