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20-Minute Mentor Commons

An on-demand digital library of targeted faculty development that offer solutions to common classroom challenges-in just 20 minutes! A subscription gives your entire campus access to all 20-Minute Mentor programs.

Fast, affordable professional development for your campus community

Busy professors don’t have time for long theoretical lectures on these topics; they want proven strategies now. They need answers in 20 minutes or less! That is what 20-Minute Mentor Commons delivers.

20-Minute Mentor Commons is an affordable, subscription priced online collection of targeted faculty development programs, grounded in sound educational theory, that offer solutions to common classroom challenges-in just 20 minutes!

The Benefits of 20-Minute Mentor Commons

A subscription to 20-Minute Mentor Commons gives your entire campus unlimited, on-demand access to a library of Magna 20-Minute Mentor programs at one cost-effective price. 20-Minute Mentor Commons features the top experts in higher education ready to answer pressing questions whenever, and wherever, your faculty need answers while featuring convenient access which allows the viewer to watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a phone. This resource continues to grow as more programs are added regularly.

View titles of the seminars included with a subscription

A subscription to 20-Minute Mentor Commons also includes:

  • Certificates of completion
  • PowerPoint handouts
  • Supplemental materials custom designed for each presentation
  • Complete transcript of each program
  • New programs added regularly with user email notification

With the wealth of topics available in this library, and unlimited access for your campus, each member of the community can tailor his or her learning to their professional development needs. It’s a flexible, practical means for everyone at your institution to build knowledge and improve performance.

The programs feature outstanding presenters delivering practical information and advice about the issues educators face every day in the classroom.

Some of the most popular topics include:

  • Classroom Management
  • Grading and Feedback
  • Course Design
  • Student Engagement
  • Flipped Courses
  • Technology in Online Courses
  • Blended Learning
  • Online Course Management

Free Trial

Experience all the features of 20-Minute Mentor Commons with a free trial.

Once your request has been approved, you will have full access to 20-Minute Mentor Commons for two weeks

In the free trial, explore the vast array of programs and topics available by watching as many presentations as you like. You will also have access to the handouts, transcripts, discussion guide, certificates of completion, and supplemental materials.

Immediate Proven Strategies for Your Entire Campus

Some programs are tailor-made for new faculty, on subjects like boosting student participation, managing classroom distractions, and creating a climate for learning. Others are especially useful for veteran educators seeking to refine their methods and adapt to a changing classroom. These include programs on introducing a service-learning component to courses, getting started with online teaching, and analyzing rubric results.

Still others will benefit teachers at any stage of their career, on topics including, developing students’ critical-thinking skills, building high-performing blended courses, and improving student engagement. Regardless, a wealth of opportunities await your entire campus to engage in a continuous process of examining, refining, and improving their pedagogy.

Budgets may be getting ever tighter, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon professional development: You just have to capitalize on good opportunities.

20-Minute Mentor Commons is one of those opportunities: It offers you valuable content, conveniently delivered, at a remarkably affordable price!

For more information or to purchase please contact Magna Sales at sales@magnapubs.comor call 800.433.0499 ext. 183.

Product Code: TG00CA

How Does a Group Subscription Work?

A Commons group subscription provides your faculty and staff access to the most valuable educational and leadership content. With a group subscription, your institution can choose from several options that include:

Institutional Access

Users register using a unique URL that has been established for the institution or organization. Once registered, users have full access to the library.

IP-Authenticated Access

This optional access method allows users to connect without having to create an account or register. Campus administrators supply Magna with the IP address information, and once in place, users could connect automatically from any address in the specified range.

Start Your Free Trial Today

Experience full access to 20-Minute Mentor Commons with a limited-time free trial.

Note: The free trial is only for higher education administrators. Only one free trial per institution.

For more information or to purchase, please contact Magna Sales at or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183.