The faculty mentor plays an integral role in the McNair Scholars Program. Faculty mentors are expected to assist students with academic advising; provide professional interaction and support; write letters of recommendation; and otherwise assist the students in the formulation of professional goals related to advanced study.
We envision the role of the faculty mentor as assisting the scholar in professional socialization into the discipline.
- Assist in the creation of the research design
- Assist in the development of a research proposal
- Oversee the professional and ethical conduct of the research
- Assist in the formulation of a problem statement for research
- Guide the data analysis and write-up of results
- Assist with the presentation of research (including practice sessions)
- Attend the faculty mentor orientation session
- Complete and submit benchmark and evaluation forms
- Assist with the identification of potential graduate programs
- Assist with the process of selecting graduate programs
- Assist in the application process
- Write Letters of recommendation and assist with seeking financial aid
- Assist in the final selection of a graduate program
- Attend professional conference with the student
Participation in the Program
- Academic Advising
- Interaction and Support
- Assist student in formulation of professional goals
- Meet regularly with Scholar several times each semester
Thank you for your interest in working with a McNair Scholar. Please click here to download our Faculty Mentor Handbook. The handbook is designed to guide your mentorship experience. It describes your role as a Mentor and the specific services offered by our program. There are also useful tips and important forms that you will need during this process.