Bringing faculty members into residence halls as mentors for first-generation students will enhance students’ academic experience providing opportunities to connect with faculty in formal and co-curricular settings. Pairs of faculty members will engage with groups of students to provide insights into academic expectations and success strategies. Faculty mentors will be supported by staff from Student Affairs and the Division of Academic Enhancement to support students’ growth and holistic development through academic and co-curricular explorations and to expand students’ campus-wide support and success network.
Faculty Mentors for the 2019-20 Academic Year
Dr. Gary Green, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism
Dr. Mardi Schmeichel, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice
Swati Bhandarkar, Lecturer in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting
Dr. Rodney Mauricio, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Genetics
Dr. James Anderson, Assistant Professor in Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication. Dr. Anderson serves as a consultant for the program.
Through participation in this program, students will
August 28, 5pm-6.30pm - Introductory Meeting (Rooker Hall, Fireside Lounge)
Dr. James Anderson – Why do I need a mentor? The role of mentorship; setting expectations
Meet your faculty mentors
September 11, 5.30pm-6.30pm– Office Hours and Class Participation (Building 1516, Room 317)
Office Hours - Why should I go? What do I talk about? How do I talk to my professor
What does “participation” mean? How do I participate in a discussion?
October 9; 5.30pm-6.30pm – Getting the most out of Advising Sessions (Building 1516, Room 317)
How do I prepare for a meeting with my advisor? What questions should I ask?
November 13, 5.30pm- 6.30pm – Goal Setting, Learning How to Learn (Building 1516, Room 317)
Reflect on your first semester at UGA, set goals for the spring semester
How do you learn?
December – Study Break Meeting
January 21, 2020
What is research and how can I get involved? CURO
Academic Majors - What can I do with a major in...?
February 12, 2020
Failing Forward and Bouncing Back - Resilience and Well-being
March 18, 2020
April 15, 2020
Etiquette Dinner (5-7pm)
Looking back at Year 1 and Looking ahead to Year 2
Final Exam Week – End of Year Celebration