I had the opportunity to reflect on my journey down the SoTL Cohort path.
When, I attended the first session I was clueless about the empowerment that would be provided from the Faculty Fellows. During each session it appeared that I became more grounded in the knowledge that was provided. During our sessions individual guidance was provided to answer questions that were somewhat simple but troubling. By the end of the spring semester I was standing tall and feeling secure with the data collection process.
Finally, on the day of the presentation I felt like Clark Kent after he ran out of the phone booth with the "S" on his chest. Not only was I passionate about my topic, but I was a true expert on my research findings and could not wait to share the data with others.
Some may wonder, what is Dr. Jones saying?
I am saying that mentoring works in higher education: In particular, myself and various colleagues were mentored through scholarly inquiry on improving teaching and learning methods. This consisted of weeks and months with accountability partners that were passionate about colleague-success. Overall, mentorship is necessary in various facets and I am thankful that I was on the receiving end through SoTL Cohort I.