The mission of the Dean Jean Society is to support student engagement and development through meaningful connections with faculty outside of the classroom. The faculty mentoring program is open to all undergraduate students looking for an enhanced experience. Each semester TASC staff will hold orientation sessions for interested faculty and students before they are matched based on mutual interests. Once a match is placed both parties will be notified and provided the corresponding contact information. The Dean Jean Fellows and students schedule their individual meetings. Throughout the year TASC will offer various organized group events to provide additional opportunities to further develop the faculty and student connections. In addition, TASC staff will be available to support participants' needs through ongoing communication and meetings when applicable.
Through faculty mentoring we aspire:
Student responsibilities and benefits:
Faculty Fellow responsibilities and benefits:
We encourage faculty and students to communicate often and meet in person at least 3 times a semester. The better and more frequent the communication the greater the opportunity for a meaningful connection.
Sure, if you feel that a change is necessary or beneficial, either party can request it. TASC staff will be able to assist you in the process of finding another match.
In the past, students and faculty have reported that frequent e-mail exchanges or lunch or coffee dates on campus are the easiest and most convenient ways to nurture the relationship.
Yes, please just provide the TASC staff with the student's contact information so they can be invited to join.
The mentor relationship is not based on academic, career, or major advising. You have designated people on campus to assist you with that planning. In addition, DJS fellows are not counselors or therapists. If for some reason you need academic or personal support, your faculty member will refer you to the most appropriate resource.
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