Hagerstown Community College has been selected to participate in a new college mentoring program that will allow faculty and staff in its biotechnology program to work directly with faculty and staff at Salt Lake Community College as a mentor college and Miami-Dade College as a fellow mentee college.
The goal of the program is to support the development of effective intervention strategies for improving student achievement in post-secondary education.
Eighteen community colleges were selected to participate in the college mentoring program. Teams of faculty, staff and administrators will work collaboratively in six mentoring communities -- each with one mentor college, two mentee colleges and a facilitator with extensive professional experience in the two-year college community, according to a release from HCC.
Mentee colleges were selected through a national competition and matched with a mentor college experienced in the implementation of an effective initiative similar to that which the mentee would like to develop, the release says.