To get started…
Please fill out the Faculty Application Form.
What are the program's expectations?
Students are required to:
- Take 4 units of independent study (199) credit Winter and Spring Quarters,
- Work a minimum of 10 hours a week on their projects for those two Quarters,
- Turn in a research proposal at the end of Winter Quarter,
- Present at the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Symposium Week Nine of Spring Quarter, and
- Turn in a research paper at the end of the Spring Quarter.
You should plan for one hour a week of contact with your student. Undergraduates are not ready-made research assistants. They need to be prepared for the work they are to perform through assigned readings and training in relevant research techniques. It is highly recommended that a student should have already taken some coursework in the area of your project.
How are the students selected?
- The Faculty Mentor Program can provide matching services for faculty or on-campus labs looking for undergraduates. Just let us know your requirements such as GPA, work hours, lab experience, classes taken, etc. as well as a description of the research you/your lab is conducting
- If you are not currently working on a research project but would like to work with an undergraduate who is working on his/her own project, just let us know what kinds of projects you could supervise and what you would require of your students
- If you already have a student and would like to participate, you can put them in touch with our offices, and we will help them fill out the necessary paperwork
- If you have a cohort of students in a program, you can coordinate your program with the Faculty Mentor Program. Contact the coordinator, Karen Van Ness or call (858) 534-5791 for more information. Academic Enrichment Programs is always looking to develop new programs to encourage undergraduate research.