We welcome faculty and staff across all disciplines, who conduct research or engage in creative endeavors, to apply to be a mentor within the Teacher-Scholar (TS) Program. A TS mentor can collaborate with two students per semester and up to four in an academic year. A mentor receives $250 per student in their RIA account to cover travel, supplies and publication costs etc.
- To support research and creative endeavors.
- To provide the opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain experience and to build a professional network as a collaborator.
- To reach students who may not have an opportunity to engage in this kind of experience previously.
Mentor Roles and Responsibilities:
Faculty or staff member will:
- commit to working with their student researcher for a semester on an ongoing research or a creative project within their scholarly agenda in-person or remotely in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
- meet one-on-one remotely and/or in person for approximately 1 hour a week (student commits to a total of 5 hours a week on the project).
- collaborate with their student researcher on a project with clear expectations and outcomes that are achievable within this time commitment.
Apply to be a Teacher-Scholar Mentor
Step 1: Submit your Teacher-Scholar Mentor application available via InfoReady.
Please keep in mind the target audience for your summaries –who will be the first and second-year students and transfer students in their first years. Therefore, please be succinct and avoid jargon that these students may not be familiar with.
Step 2: When your application is approved, your name and summary will be displayed on this website.
Step 3: Students will contact you after reading your research summary or we will help connect a student with you whose interests align with your research.
If you have a student in your class who meets the eligibility requirements and is interested in working with you, feel free to encourage them to apply for this opportunity.
Step 4: Schedule a meeting with the prospective student researcher.
Step 5: If you and the student mutually agree to work together. The student will apply to be a researcher under your direction.
Step 6: You will be notified via email if your student is accepted into the program.
Due Date: Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
Have questions? Contact view email.