Undergraduate Peer Mentors
Located within academic departments, CSSH Peer Mentors are upper-class students who work with 5-10 incoming first-year students within their majors. Each department’s peer mentoring program looks a bit different, but the goals are the same:
- Helping first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their departments
- Providing peer support during a student’s first and second semester on campus
- Easing new students’ transition to college life through peer guidance
- Introducing and helping new students to navigate opportunities on campus and in Boston
- Building department and college community
- Providing examples of curricular, extracurricular, and experiential learning pathways by sharing your experiences
For more information, see the CSSH Peer Mentoring website or contact Mikhaela Kinlock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty mentoring is a proactive process designed to facilitate the success of faculty members. The College of Social Sciences and Humanities continues its initiative to further the mentoring of faculty members.
Responsibility of Mentors include:
- Exchange CVs with your protégé to stimulate discussion about career paths and possibilities.
- Ask about and encourage accomplishments. Provide constructive criticism and impromptu feedback.
- Use your knowledge and experience to help a faculty member identify and build on his or her own strengths.
- Aid the faculty member in exploring the institutional and department culture. What is valued? What is rewarded? Share knowledge about important university and professional events that should be attended by the junior faculty member.
The CSDI Advisory Council works in conjunction with the CSSH Staff Advisory Council to further staff development within the college. Initiatives include fostering an inclusive work environment, providing resources for development, and strengthening the staff community. For more information, contact Matt Tobin at email@example.com or Gayle Mackay at firstname.lastname@example.org.