I posted an article this morning on a new Tutor/Mentor Exchange blog that I've started on Wordpress. This article shows that I've been reaching out to universities for many years to try to build strategic support for strategies I've piloted, that I feel will benefit the university, its students and the surrounding community.
In the article I showed how I've been trying to map participation in conferences and events. In the Tweet below, I point to a Storymap tool used by the #CuriousCoLab people to show places they had connected with in the past year.
Love how StoryMap was used to show history of Collaborative Curiosity MOOC. #CuriousCoLab See https://t.co/YKUAPbAAoy— Daniel Bassill (@tutormentorteam) May 23, 2016
I'd like to use the same tool to show where Tutor/Mentor Conferences have been hosted since 1994, to emphasize how I've been reaching out to universities with an invitation to incorporate the Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy. While I could learn to do this work myself, my goal is to recruit volunteers, students, or others, who will do the work, as part of their own learning.
This is one of many projects done by interns that you can view on this page.
Since the people I usually connect with are busy people, with little time to investigate the ideas I'm sharing, I continue to propose that they enlist students to do the "market research" to understand what the Tutor/Mentor Connection is and what opportunities and value it might offer to a university. I outline these steps on this wiki page.
If you're interested, let's connect.