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Pages: 3566-3575
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0178

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain


A. Portillo, M.L. Fernando, M.A. Pérez, C. Pérez

Universidad de Valladolid (SPAIN)
Our team is made up of 25 professors from the School of Industrial Engineering (Eii) of the University of Valladolid (UVa) with teaching in the different degree programs of Eii, different departments and areas of knowledge. During the course 15-16 and within the corresponding call for UVa Projects of Educational Innovation (PID), we designed a Tutorial Attention Program (PAT) called "MENTOR Program", to help the new students of our center, to adapt to the university environment. Our School presents peculiar difficulties for the new students: many degrees, complex schedules, three venues ... That is why we thought it is important to introduce this "MENTOR Program" based on peer tutoring. Last courses students, "Mentors", supervised by "Tutors" teachers, guide and advise a group of new students, "Tutored", to assist them in their incorporation to the Eii, and contribute to the success of their university studies. In addition, this program is also intended for Mentor students to develop transversal competences such as leadership, communication, social skills and teamwork.

During this course 16-17 we have started this "MENTOR Program". A time was devoted to dissemination by means of posters advertising the program. The conditions that were required to be Mentor, the obligations of this role and the benefits that could be obtained were published. A deadline was set (April / May 2016) for students in the Eii higher courses to sign up as Mentors. Finally, there were 31 Mentors who, in September 2016, were given two training courses to assist them in their work: one on leadership, communication and teamwork, and another on the UVa and Eii performance. The 31 Mentors have attended 12 groups of Tutored students and have been supervised by 15 Tutor teachers. There have been 5 meetings of the Mentors with their respective groups of Tutored, to discuss subjects that help their incorporation into university life. In the preparation of these meetings, the Mentors have been guided by their corresponding Tutors.

February 17 was set as the closing date of the MENTOR Program of course 16-17. That day we celebrated an event in which the Mentors were given certificates of participation in the program. In addition, we took advantage of it to be an exchange of experiences and to thank the students Mentors their work, essential to carry out this program.

To know how the project has worked and to be able to improve the design and implementation for the next course, we have produced three surveys that have been filled out by the different actors: Tutored, Mentors and Tutors. Analyzing the results we will be able to propose actions that improve the quality of the Project for the next course.
author = {Portillo, A. and Fernando, M.L. and P{\'{e}}rez, M.A. and P{\'{e}}rez, C.},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.0178},
url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.0178},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {3566-3575}}
AU - A. Portillo AU - M.L. Fernando AU - M.A. Pérez AU - C. Pérez
SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0178
PY - 2017
Y1 - 3-5 July, 2017
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN17 Proceedings
SP - 3566
EP - 3575
ER -
A. Portillo, M.L. Fernando, M.A. Pérez, C. Pérez (2017) TUTORIAL ATTENTION MENTOR PROGRAM: TUTORING STUDENTS, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 3566-3575.