Thank you for agreeing to serve as a faculty mentor in the MMUF Program for students interested in becoming college professors.
The criteria to be weighed in selecting students for the MMUF Program are as follows: (1) academic promise; (2) interest in pursuing an academic career in Mellon-designated fields of study; (3) potential for serving as a mentor and teacher for a wide variety of students; (4) race and ethnicity (in relation to underrepresentation in designated fields of study); (5) demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities, breaking down stereotypes, increasing cross-racial and ethnic understanding, and enabling others to better understand persons of different races and ethnicities; (6) commitment to participating fully and enthusiastically in all aspects of the MMUF program, including attendance at conferences and meetings.
The Faculty Mentor-Student component of the program focuses on the following goals:
■ To challenge the fellow academically through collaboration on an original research project
■ To encourage the fellow to participate in other activities that will prepare him/her for college teaching, including:
Assisting in the preparation of a syllabus
Preparing course materials or assisting in the teaching of a course
■ To provide preparation for an academic career
■ To monitor the fellow’s progress in the program and to work with the fellow in complying with program report deadlines and activities.
Please fill in the information below and upload your completed faculty mentor statement by 11:59 p.m. on the due date.