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Mentor Program Components
The Mentor Role
Service Learning Assistant (SLA) scholarships support faculty and staff work within and across the following domains of practice: teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and capacity building.
While the primary goals of the SLA Scholarship Program emphasize enhancing faculty and staff practice and dissemination, the learning and development of student scholars are also important outcomes for this program. Faculty and staff that accept SLA funds agree to take on the role of mentor/co-mentor for their student scholars.
Faculty and staff mentors and student scholars are required to complete orientation at least once per academic year.
Note: For 2018–2019, SLA mentor orientation will be accessed through a mentor Canvas page. You will be added to Canvas and will able to complete mentor orientation on August 1, 2017.
Following the orientation, you will be provided the link to formally identify your SLA.
- Mentor award periods may differ from SLA student scholar award periods. For example, Dr. Youngblood may have been awarded an academic year award, but elected to distribute her award to two students: one for the fall, the other for the spring. In relation to student reporting, the former is treated as a fall only student scholar and the latter as a spring only student scholar. The fall only scholar would have his or her narrative read and evaluated based on the fall deadlines, while the spring only scholar would be evaluated based on the spring deadlines.
- Once you complete evaluations for ALL of your student scholars at the end of their award periods, you will have completed your student narrative evaluation requirement, but not your mentor end-of-award reporting requirement.