Build with MESA Buddies

build with mesa buddies | Cohort #2

Dates: Sept 28 - Nov. 20, 2020

Now accepting applications for cohort #2!

What is Build w/ Mesa Buddies?
Build w/ Mesa Buddies is a companion course to District's Online Faculty Certification Program. It's a learning community of Mesa faculty colleagues engaging in peer-to-peer conversations around online course design, supporting each other with online course development and assisting with the completion of the District's Certification Program.

Build with Buddies Syllabus

Our first cohort of Build w/ Mesa Buddies ran over the summer. Checkout the highlights: 



Can the Mesa Buddies course be taken in lieu of District's DE Cert? 

No. Mesa Buddies doesn't replace the District DE Cert. It's a companion course to help faculty complete the District DE Cert.

I want to participate in Buddies. How do I sign-up? 

To participate in Buddies, complete the application. We'll be in touch between Sept. 21 - Sept. 25 to confirm your acceptance.

Should I also sign-up for the District's Certificaton Program? 

Yes. Build w/ Mesa Buddies is a companion course to the District's Cert course. You can take both simultaneously. Here's the link to their 20-21 cohort sign-up form

I've already completed the District's DE Cert. Can I still participate in Buddies? 

This second time around we're focusing our efforts on our faculty who are new to online teaching and working towards Cert completion. If you're already certified and/or looking for new ideas for teaching online, we encourage you to join the Mesa College Teaching Tree! 

I completed the first cohort of Buddies. Can I participate again?

No. Let's let some new folks in on the fun! 

I started but didn't complete the first cohort of Buddies. Can I apply to participate again? 

Sure! We hope the timing is better this time around!

How can I apply to be a buddy in Cohort #2? 

If you're interested in being a buddy (not a participant) in cohort #2, please email Katie Palacios to express your interest. ( Thanks!