360 UNIV Mentors
2018 360 UNIV Mentor Applications Are Now Closed.
360 UNIV Mentor Program Mission & Overview
In collaboration with University Perspectives, New Student & Family Programs, and the Student Success Center, the 360 UNIV Mentor will work with students enrolled across the various 360 UNIV 1001 courses as part of the redesigned University Perspectives Class for Fall 2018. Our goal is to work together to strengthen the first-year experience by connecting students with an academically successful mentor, like you, who is an established student leader. The mentoring programs pairs a University Perspective 360 (UNIV1001) section with a mentor in order to assist, connect and increase retention rates for students from first year to second year. Through this relationship, the goal is to provide an increased sense of connection and understanding of expectations that lead to academic success of first year students.
Mentor Job Description
To serve as an UP Mentor and work to facilitate the objectives of the University Perspective course (in collaboration with New Student & Family Programs and Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences) throughout the employment period.
Peer Mentoring Experience
Mentors are required to enroll in Peer Mentoring Experience (UNIV210V) as an independent study course for one (1) credit.
The UNIV210V Peer Mentoring Experience is an online course open to students selected as a mentor through the required interview process. Student-mentors enrolled in this course will serve for the 16 weeks of the fall semester for one (1) credit; attend all the assigned UP class each week (one meeting a week); meet with their University Perspectives students weekly; schedule times to meet with individual University Perspectives students who may need additional guidance and mentorship; engage in required leadership development and training opportunities; read related research on leadership, development, peer mentoring, and first-year experience programs; and provide feedback on their experience as a mentor.
Mentor Job Expectations
- Applicants must: 1) complete an online application, 2) submit fall 2018 class schedule, and 3) schedule an individual interview
- 360 UNIV Mentors will be responsible for overseeing the academic and social transition of 10 first-year students throughout the fall 2018 semester
- Mentors will meet one-on-one with 5 of their students a week (half of their total group)
- Model responsible behavior for first-year students
- Complete required number of contact hours with students each week (5 hours/week)
- Assist first-year students by answering questions and referring to campus resources as requested
- Develop and maintain a scheduled meeting time and location for your weekly meetings with students
- Provide feedback on the 360 UNIV course to your instructor and Student Success staff
- Maintain contact with and be responsive to mentoring group
- Complete a final report detailing your experience, which may include a paper or presentation
A 360 UNIV MENTOR HAS:
- Sense of responsibility
- Positive attitude
- A Commitment to excellent customer service and responsibilities
- Ability to value and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds with a variety of personality types
- Ability to work as an effective and productive team member
- Strong leadership skills to lead others
- Effective interpersonal, small group, conflict resolution, and communication skills
- Effective and engaging presentation skills
- Flexibility and initiative as strengths
- A high standard of personal values and a code of ethics
- A strong work ethic and is punctual
- An in-depth knowledge about campus resources
- Stamina and self-confidence
- Creativity and resourcefulness skills
- Planning/implementation skills
- Ability to be tactful and diplomatic in all situations
- Ability to serve as a positive role model
- Pride in the University of Arkansas
- A willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
- Completed a minimum of thirty (30) credits/sophomore status or above
- Completed UNIV1001 with a grade of a B or better
- 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average by end of semester Spring 2018
Salary & Benefits
Salary and benefits include a $600.00 stipend to be paid at the end of the semester to cover the course tuition (before taxes salary). Exceptional leadership growth opportunities serving as a peer mentor.
*NOTE: Stipends will be allocated at the end of the sixteen weeks, at the end of the semester upon the completion of your contact and duties.
Mentor Selection Schedule
Applicants must complete a Mentor Application and submit it online no later than 9:00am on Monday, August 27, 2018.
All applicants will participate in a 20-minute individual interview. Individual interviews will be held on either Monday, August 27 or Tuesday, August 28 4th from 1-4pm in the New Student & Family Programs Office. (Sign-up schedule can be accessed through the application).
All applicants will receive notification indicating selection decisions by Tuesday, August 28, by the end of the day via email.