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By Kate Porter
Course Instructor, General Education
At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own Course Instructors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material. Advice from your faculty members is invaluable as you make your way through your online degree program. But we also want you to benefit from the wisdom of faculty not necessarily assigned to you, so occasionally, The Night Owl features advice from WGU mentors in colleges throughout the university.
As a WGU faculty member, it is my privilege to work with our talented, dedicated students. Seriously, you all are amazing. You juggle families, jobs, chores, and all the challenges of everyday life—and then you throw in school, too! We know that getting your degree isn't easy, but there are lots of great resources here to help you.
January is National Mentoring Month, so as we prepare to celebrate WGU's unique mentor-driven approach to teaching, I'm going to talk in this post about an often-underutilized resource: your Course Instructors.
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