Faculty Mentor Responsibilities | Kent State University

Faculty Mentor Responsibilities

FACULTY MENTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide guidance to the Scholar in researching and completing the research proposal, literature review, research design, abstract, data collection and analysis, paper and presentation.
  • Supervise the Scholar’s research related activities.
  • Meet with the Scholar regularly.
  • File a final Faculty Mentor Report with the McNair Scholars Program Office (online form): every other week during the Summer Research Institute and once per month during the academic year.
  • Participate in Faculty Mentor meetings to be held at an agreed upon time.
  • Meet regularly (multiple times per week) with students over the 8-week summer period to discuss academic, financial, and career matters related to graduate study.  Reports of these meetings, especially of students’ needs and progress toward their goals, will be filed every other week with the Director via an online form.
  • Advise Scholar in research and scholarly activity in fields related to their proposed areas of graduate study.  Students’ research will be submitted in writing to the Director by the end of the eight weeks. See Faculty Mentor Responsibilities above for more details. The time commitment is equivalent to assisting a student on an Honor’s thesis.
  • Meet regularly with Scholar during the academic year to discuss academic, financial, and career matters related to graduate study.  Reports of these meetings, especially of students’ needs and progress toward their goals, will be filed monthly with the Director via an online form.
  • Assist Scholar in defining research that was conducted during the Summer Research Institute.
  • Advise Scholar in research and scholarly activity if he/she chooses to participate in McNair Scholars Program Academic Year Research.