Thank you for agreeing to be a reviewer for AACC's MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program. Your assistance will be invaluable in helping us select up to ten community colleges for this initiative, which addresses the need to develop and expand technician education programs in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields. Up to ten colleges will work closely with a MentorLinks mentor selected by AACC and participate in annual project meetings and three national AACC/NSF ATE Principal Investigators' Conferences.
As described in the Request for Proposals, the MentorLinks program objectives are:
- Assist colleges in developing or strengthening technician training programs in STEM fields through mentoring, professional development opportunities, and technical assistance.
- Establish connections for colleges to identify new ideas, successful practices, and relationships through networking opportunities at program meetings and Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Conferences.
- Help colleges gain insight about support for building and sustaining new STEM programs and strengthening existing programs.
Our goal is to select up to 10 community colleges whose proposals reflect these three objectives. We are looking for colleges with a demonstrated need for a mentor, and the commitment and capacity to share their experiences with colleges inside and outside the program.
The following materials are available for your review:
Please note that proposals must address the criteria outlined in the College Responsibilities section of the RFP which includes: identifying one faculty member and one administrator to participate in a mentoring relationship; participation in project meetings and national conferences; hosting at least one site visit for the assigned mentor; conducting one site visit to the mentor’s institution; the formation of a local project advisory committee; and collaboration with all MentorLinks participants.
As you read the proposals assigned to you, please keep in the mind the key areas for review: program design, institutional capacity and sustainability, and evaluation. Read proposals for clarity and "do-ability." Note whether guidelines and instructions were followed, and if all required attachments are included and are sufficient or appropriate.
Review each proposal below carefully and enter a review for each one using this link.
Your comments will be extremely useful in providing feedback to applicants after the awards are made. Reviewer comments may be shared with applicants later, but your name will not be revealed, so you can be assured of confidentiality.
Please submit online reviews for all of the proposals assigned to you by Monday, June 5. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ellen Hause by phone 202/728-0200, ext. 217, or by email at email@example.com.
We greatly appreciate your willingness to participate in this important program. Thank you.
Proposals to Review