Mentors are essential to student success in the CALS Honors program. Your role as a mentor will depend on which P.A.T.H. the student pursues. If the student is on the CALS Academic or CALS Study Abroad pathway, you will support the student as he or she chooses courses, creates Honors contracts or selects a location to study abroad. You will help oversee the student's preparation of a poster for presentation at the CALS Honors Symposium.
If the student is pursuing the CALS Scholars pathway, you will serve as the research supervisor and will need to have a research program that the student can work on and develop an independent project. Generally, mentors will:
- Set goals to meet by the end of ALS 498H and ALS 499H courses
- Assist in developing the necessary scientific knowledge and background to conduct the research or teaching
- Support the mentee in writing the project proposal
- Assist in identifying the equipment, supplies and other resources necessary for the ALS 499H course
- Review the project proposal (ALS 498H) and final paper and poster (ALS 499H)
- Ensure that the appropriate number of contact hours are met relative to the credit hours taken for both ALS 498H and ALS 499H
- Obtain a grade form from the student and return it to the CALS Honors Program Office by the Friday of the first exam week (for both ALS 498H and ALS 499H)
Visit the ALS 498H and 499H page for additional important details.