TLC Mentor Program

Description of teaching mentor role:

The teaching mentor role is a vital component of our competency-based Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC) program and is an important part of our work to foster a teaching community. Teaching mentors will provide support and evaluate the faculty members who are part of the two year TLC. The teaching mentor will meet with the candidate on a regular basis (approximately 1 hour per week), evaluate and assess the teaching dossier, give verbal and written feedback, provide competency evaluation, and provide classroom diagnostic evaluation and support.


  • Three classroom evaluations and diagnostic feedback
  • Three competency/dossier meetings per academic year
  • Prearranged/scheduled dossier checks to measure competency
  • Summative, written, evaluation of teaching dossier and competencies
  • Written and verbal feedback of classroom audits
  • Flexible availability to support faculty member
  • Liaise with program coordinator
  • Attend community building social events
  • Attend a 1 day mini-institute  (Please note that attendance at the institute is essential)

The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a strong grounding in pedagogy i.e. university teaching experience (10+ years teaching), or a B. Ed. and some university teaching experience, or have been recognized with a University wide teaching award (Stanton, Saunderson)
  • Have a commitment to quality teaching and a desire to share teaching experience and knowledge
  • Be in a continuing or tenured position at the university
  • Possess an understanding of the University of Manitoba working landscape
  • Be able to maintain the role of mentor for two years or through to the completion of the candidate’s program (no more than three years)

If interested, please provide:

  • A letter of interest (a one page statement of why you would like to be a mentor)
  • A written letter of support from the Dean or Associate Dean or Department Head or Colleague of your faculty attesting to your teaching experience

Further Information

If you have questions about the TLC Mentor Program, please contact

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