Unique to Thurgood Marshall College, the Marshall Mentor Program is a year-long program providing transfer students the opportunity to work closely with faculty who will share their knowledge and experience in order to better equip students for study at UCSD. Faculty mentors are carefully matched with first year transfer students based on their interests, field of study and educational goals. Originally launched in 2006 the program has served over 400 students. This year (2013-2014) we have 45 faculty members and 63 students participating in the program.
Marshall College currently supports 2,200 active transfer students and is welcoming an additional 602 new transfer students in Fall 2013. The mission of the Marshall Mentor Program is to;
A faculty mentor is a professor interested in cultivating vital, academic connections with new Marshall College transfer students. Participating faculty— closely aligned with the student's area of study— will connect with a maximum of three transfer students acting as a guide and a resource throughout the current academic year. Mentors can meet with their students during office hours, over coffee or in their research facilities.
Mentor relationships are a fantastic opportunity to use your talent, knowledge, and ideas to make a difference in a student’s academic growth and development. As a mentor, you will find yourself being a guide, a networking resource and a coach reinforcing positive accomplishments. You have the opportunity to encourage and guide an incoming transfer student in a direction that will enhance their academic career.
If you are interested in serving as a faculty mentor email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentees are newly enrolled Marshall College transfer students who have applied and been accepted into the MMP program. Mentees must be interested and dedicated to establishing and maintaining meaningful connections with UC San Diego faculty members.
Marshall College transfer students who participate benefit from:
We value the importance of student interaction with faculty and encourage you to submit an application for the Marshall Mentor Program and enhance your college experience as scholars and citizens.
Every week Marshall College highlights one of our extraordinary faculty mentors for their generous work with MMP transfer students. This week's faculty mentor is Dr. Thadeka Chapman, Associate Professor of Education Studies