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!
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. The last few years have been spent at Flaming Gorge performing service as well as rafting down The Green River.
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 Freshman Convocation if assistance is requested.
Each mentor is assigned to a section of University Student Success, Math, Science or CLSS course. The mentor is expected to attend the class every day and support the teacher in his/her classroom activities and discussions.
Each mentor must set up a weekly meeting time with his/her assigned instructor.
Each mentor must track the hours they spend helping students in and out of class. The time they spend in SLSS(CLSS) 240R, SLSS(CLSS) 2300, SLSS(CLSS) 1000, and in their weekly instructor meetings counts toward their total hours.
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 mentorsare expected to attend these selected activities and invite their University Student Success students to attend also.
Each week all UV Mentors meet during CLSS 240R to discuss upcoming activities and cover necessary training issueswith program administrators and team leaders. Mentors serve each other, the students, and the institution as they work on one of four teams within the program.
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.