Meeting 41: 12.15.11
- We talked about different aspects of the mentor program and how to possibly make it more effective.
-I let everybody know that the next meeting would have short summaries next to all of the links to previous meetings
-We talked about the money we raised for the Christmas Eden Gives Back families
-Starkiller87 would like a way to opt out of getting fliers in orders
-Antipova suggested putting together something like a tutorial for “how to be a mentor” and suggesting that mentors encourage their students to attend new meetings: "Welcome to the mentor program. Some things that might help you out as you're mentoring:
-send your student a message before accepting the class to let them know they're really welcome. It can be a good idea to discuss
_____-whether the class will be fast-paced, slow-paced, or flexible
_____-how often you want to hear from each other
_____-whether feedback will be given or not (like I personally give a bunch of feedback, and never touch the review myself, right down to just including a list of typos that the student can fix)
_____-what aspect of reviewing the student wants to focus on
-your student will be more likely to stick around to graduation if they're active on the rest of the site, so if the student seems interested, show them
_____-your favorite parts of the forums
_____-the Naked Reader Book Club or Porn Club (as their desires lean toward) to help them get extra items to review
_____-other clubs, like Eden Lit and Eden Cooks, for fun
_____-Community parties and workshops
_____- -check how familiar with sex toys your student is, and what their areas of interest will be so you can scope out products for them
Ask if they have questions, have fun, etc
But I think if we changed what they called that---instead of "area to expertise" to "class style", and had all the mentors update their blurbs, it would make things a lot easier for students.
-Kindred asked about updating information on the pages and/or creating FAQ pages
-Hot 'N Sexy Texas Mama asked about a welcome program or something that the admin could post on “volunteers needed for ___”. people could tell new people where to help out around the community
-Kindred asked about a post graduation mentor evaluation form. What if rather than any kind of scoring/rating, we simply ask students to provide comments such as "Based on your experience, what are your mentor's strengths? Weaknesses?" And then publish the comments under "positive" and "negative" categories. It might provide prospective students a better feel for mentors than a rating. Plus, it would make it harder for mentors to figure out who said what. If mentors could have the option of checking off certain criteria to "categorize" themselves and allow students to sort by them. For example, some people specifically want a male or female mentor. That would be an easy way to sort mentors. If mentors could have the option of checking off certain criteria to "categorize" themselves and allow students to sort by them. For example, some people specifically want a male or female mentor. That would be an easy way to sort mentors.