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Peer Consulting and Mentoring Program

The Peer Consulting/Mentoring Program offers faculty a wide variety of options to receive additional support in teaching, research, and service.  Faculty may request two teaching-related feedback types from the Peer Consulting/Mentoring Program.  

GIFT (Group Instructional Feedback Technique) entails talking to students in groups or as a whole in the absence of their instructor.  

Observation of class by a colleague can provide faculty valuable exchanges of ideas and approaches to a variety of teaching and learning situations. The class observation program is designed to help teachers improve instruction in the classrooms and laboratories to enhance student learning.

In regards to service and leadership, Peer Consulting Mentors can:

  • Work with you on one-on-one basis to address your questions, challenges, or concerns relating to your service.
  • Assist faculty in identifying service interests that can be most rewarding to the individual and most beneficial to the the academic community.


Faculty Mentoring Students with Disabilities

BUILD (Bridging Universal Inclusion & Leadership Development)

In a collaborative initiative between the Office for Accessible Campus Community & Equitable Student Support (ACCESS) and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the BUILD mentoring program was developed.

BUILD is specifically designed to take diverse learners from admission to graduation and beyond with early outreach to discuss transition from high school to college-level accommodations, tailored guidance through higher education, and skills development exercises to prepare for graduation and post-secondary employment. Student participants will be paired with supportive mentors and take part in several engagement activities designed to heighten authentic and successful partnerships rooted in appreciative inquiry, empathy and active listening. Partnerships will be carefully selected on the basis of factors such as diagnosis/disability, academic discipline or personal interests.  

Mentors meet with students on a regular basis and assist students in strategizing about the complexities of university life. Specifically, the BUILD mentor will aid students in goal setting, self-advocacy, academic preparedness and self-care.


Faculty Mentoring Student Athletes

The purpose of the mentoring program is to enhance the relationship between faculty and student athletes.  The program is also designed as a support system to student athletes to assist them in managing academic success and athletic competition during and after basketball season.


Research Committees

The Office of Research and Projects offers various research-related service positions.


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