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 mentors
are 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 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 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.