6.2 Induction

All new tutors are expected to participate in a formal tutor induction. This has two components:

  • A module-based induction with specifics about the module and its content including how it is assessed and how tutorials are presented.
  • A role-based induction about the generic aspects of the role e.g. running tutorials, delivering correspondence tuition.
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Two key people support new tutors through the induction process:

  • The Staff tutor
  • The Mentor

Mentoring is a vital role in the OU, and the next section outlines what the mentor does and the vital nature of the support they offer.

6.1 Making the change

6.2.1 Tutor mentoring