What is required after I am selected as a UV Mentor?
Be an Example of a Successful Student - you will be expected to review the topics
in the textbook your instructor uses in the CLSS 1000 class in depth and
be able to demonstrate their value for other students through example and
facilitation. Read it, know it, live it!
Participate in summer team building activities - each summer the mentors participate in team
building activities. Boot Camp is held at the end of Spring semester. This
activity provides opportunities to work together to complete challenging
tasks. In August, the group spends 3-5 days involved in a Service
Expedition. For the last six years, they have done various service
projects for the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming and rafted down
the Snake River.
Assist with UV Orientation - the purpose of a mentor is to help students
make the transition to college. The mentors begin by helping new students
in the first week of school at UV Orientation if assistance is requested.
Attend University Student Success - each mentor is assigned to a section of University
Student Success. The mentor is expected to attend the class every day and
support the teacher in his/her classroom activities and discussions.
Meet weekly with University Student Success
instructor - each mentor must set up a
weekly meeting time with his/her assigned University Student Success
Complete 10 hours per week - each mentor must track the hours they spend
helping students in and out of class. The time they spend in CLSS 240R, CLSS
2300, CLSS 1000, and in their weekly instructor meetings counts toward
their total hours.
Participate in selected campus activities - a mentor is responsible for helping
students to connect to the campus community. The mentor should inform
students of all activities on campus, but the program only selects two or
three campus activities to support each semester. All mentors are expected
to attend these selected activities and invite their University Student
Success students to attend also.
Attend weekly UV Mentor Classes and Meetings - Each week all UV Mentors meet during CLSS
240R to discuss upcoming activities and cover necessary training issues
with program administrators and team leaders. Mentors serve each other,
the students, and the institution as they work on one of four teams within
Limit outside employment to 20 hours per week - Students who work more than 20 hours a week
have not been able to meet the demands of a full-time class load and the
requirements of the mentoring program.