The McNair Program is honored to count over 120 current and former ETSU, Milligan College, Tusculum College and University of Virginia faculty members as McNair Mentors! The centerpiece of the McNair program experience is the relationship that is developed between the intern and their faculty mentor during the academic year internship.
How Are Mentors Chosen
What Are the Eligibility Requirements for Mentorship?
- The faculty mentor must have obtained their PhD, Psy.D or Ed.D. or be within one semester of doing so.
- The mentor must have experience developing and coordinating research studies, including experience with IRB proposal submission (if mentor's field/research involves human subjects).
- The mentor must have an appreciation for the unique needs and benefits of working with an undergraduate student researcher.
What Are the Benefits of Mentorship?
- The McNair Program will provide up to $1000 (per intern supervised) for use to purchase items that will enhance your teaching and/or research or to be used for business travel.
- The receipt of additional student assistance with your current projects
- Credit toward the "service" component
- Access to additional resources and support personnel
What Are the Mentor's Responsibilities?
- Meet regularly with your intern(s) and provide guided assistance with the research project (October-April)
- Review the intern(s) research paper and presentation materials
- Provide career and academic advisement as appropriate
- Assist in the development of characteristics that will enhance the intern's success in advanced study
We understand that faculty member's time is limited therefore mentors are strongly supported by the program. Required paperwork is kept to a minimum and the McNair staff supplements your involvement with the intern.
For Current Mentors
For assistance please contact Michelle Hurley, McNair Assistant Director at email@example.com or 423-439-4879.
If you are currently mentoring and need to complete a mentor report online click on the link below.