Mentors allow students to attend, observe, and assist in the assigned undergraduate course or administrative duties.

The mentor completes a written evaluation of the student's performance. This evaluation is included in the practicum portfolio. Specific criteria for evaluation by the mentor are agreed upon at the time of proposal submission. The evaluation may include the following, as appropriate. Student's ability to:

  • Envision a course or administrative responsibilities as a whole
  • Understand the dynamics of the administrative workplace environment, goals, mission
  • Prepare clear, concise reports, electronic communications, etc. for the mentor/administrator
  • Place course material in a larger context
  • Understand effective pedagogical approaches
  • Create or choose assessment approaches and instruments for either classroom or workplace
  • Communicate clearly and repeatedly about course elements
  • Understand various learning styles
  • Respect diversity