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MENTORING IN THE MCNAIR PROGRAM.  Goals and Organizational Structure  Program Structure  Program Cycle  Faculty Mentor vs. Research Supervisor? 

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1 MENTORING IN THE MCNAIR PROGRAM

2  Goals and Organizational Structure  Program Structure  Program Cycle  Faculty Mentor vs. Research Supervisor?  What Sophomores Will Do  What Juniors Will Do  What Seniors Will Do  Accessing the McNair Faculty Mentor Notebook  Contact Us PRESENTATION OVERVIEW

3  Effectively Prepare Scholars for Doctoral Studies (Ph.D. Ed.D. or terminal graduate degree)  Provide Services and Support and Assist Scholars in Gaining Admission into Graduate School. GOALS

4 MCNAIR PROGRAM ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Dr. Sylvia Macauley Director Dr. Heather Cianciola Research Coordinator Janet Blohm-Pultz Program Coordinator Kelly Mourning-Byers Administrative Assistant

5 MCNAIR PROGRAM CYCLE SophomoresJuniorsSeniors Spring Term (Jan) Sign McNair contractSign McNair contract Start work with faculty mentorStart work with faculty mentor Seminars & workshopsSeminars & workshops Academic advisingAcademic advising Summer (May Interim) INDV 360: Summer Research Internship I Goal: Learn to write a research proposal on a topic of the student’s choice Possible REU as well Academic Year (Aug-May) Seminars & workshops Academic advising Continue work with faculty mentor INDV 400: Grad School Prep (Spring) Select Research Supervisor (Spring) Apply for INDV 460: Summer Research Internship II (Spring) Apply for REUs (Fall & Spring) Summer (May-Aug) INDV 460: Summer Research Internship II or external REU GRE preparation Grad school list preparation Research presentation Academic Year Possible submission to McNair Scholarly Review (Fall) Grad school applications/visits Academic advising Research presentation (Spring) Graduation Graduate School

6 FACULTY MENTOR  Volunteer position  Meets at least once per month with the student during the academic year  Aims to help the student to transition to academic culture by discussing the field, grad school experiences, etc. Also serves as a listening ear and encourager. RESEARCH SUPERVISOR   Paid position (summer contract)   Meets at least 5 hours per week (in person or virtually) during all of INDV 460 (May 26-July 31, 2015)   Guides the student’s specific research project FACULTY MENTOR VS. RESEARCH SUPERVISOR?

7 Spring  Select a Mentor  Receive Academic Assistance and Maintain GPA over 3.00  Attend all Seminars and Workshops  Receive Academic Counseling and Advising from McNair Staff  Possibly apply for REUs May Interim   Participate INDV 360: Summer Research Internship I   Develop Bibliographic Search Skills   Develop Computer Skills   Develop a Research Design   Receive Academic Counseling and Advising WHAT SOPHOMORES WILL DO

8 Academic Year  Receive Mentoring  Continue to Receive Academic Counseling  Take INDV 400: Grad School Preparation  Maintain High GPA  Submit (in Spring) a proposal for INDV 460: Summer Research Internship II as well as applications for external REUs (if applicable) Summer   Participate INDV 460: Summer Research Internship II or an external REU   If in INDV 460:  Conduct a study and write a research report  Present research to peers and faculty  Participate in GRE Preparation  Participate in personal statement preparation  Finalize a prospective grad institutions and key faculty list  Finalize a CV   Continue to Receive Academic Counseling and Advising WHAT JUNIORS WILL DO

9 Academic Year  Prepare grad school applications and recommender packets (Fall)  Take the GRE (Fall)  Submit summer research reports for possible publication in the McNair Scholarly Review (Fall)  Present summer research at a regional McNair Conference (Fall)  Continue to Receive Mentoring  Continue to Receive Academic Counseling and Advising  Present summer research at the Truman Student Research Conference (Spring) WHAT SENIORS WILL DO

10 The Mentor Notebook: Access Sign into TruView & click on “Offices” under “Inside Truman”

11 Click on “McNair Program”

12 Click on “Mentor Resources”

13 Click on “Mentor Notebook”

14  Please call us at with any questions or concerns. Or feel free to us:  Dr. Sylvia Macauley, Director:  Dr. Heather Cianciola, Research Coordinator:  Janet Blohm-Pultz, Program Coordinator:  Kelly Mourning-Byers, Administrative Assistant: CONTACT US


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