Student/Faculty Teaching Mentorship Program
The principal purpose of the Student/Faculty Teaching Mentorship Program (SFTMP) is to offer student the opportunity to be involved in faculty instructional activities. The SFTMP allows students to learn about college-level teaching in ways that transcend the traditional roles of faculty and students.
To apply for the Student/Faculty Teaching Mentorship Program,
please complete the Mentorship Contract.
- The program is university-wide and covers all academic departments. Participation is open to undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing. Although this program is offered on non-credit basis, students will receive transcript recognition for their participation. The SFTMP is administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and the Registrar's Office.
- The Registrar's Office will inform the CTLE on how many students per faculty are participating each semester.
- The SFTMP supports quality instruction and encourages closer collaboration in the teaching enterprise.
- Collaborative efforts create an environment in which students and faculty can learn and dialogue about pedagogy.
- The SFTMP advances the goal of the Task Force on Ignatian Identity and Mission of “becoming a mentoring community.”
- Faculty benefit from the collaboration with capable and motivated students.
- Students benefit both from experiencing what it is like to be a college teacher and from investigating a discipline in greater depth.
- Students find faculty sponsors to discuss the mentorship and teaching activities. If the student and the faculty member reach an agreement, they jointly complete a Mentorship Contract detailing the nature of the teaching mentorship and the tasks involved.
- Students are required to commit a minimum of one term/semester to the program. Work may continue beyond one term/semester, but students must register each term/semester. Students should expect to devote 60-90 hours per contract to teaching mentorship activities; however, the exact scheduling of the time may vary depending on the schedules of the students and faculty.