College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Faculty Mentor Program

Our Goal

To provide undergraduate students who are currently experiencing academic challenges with an enhanced level of attention and resources so that they can progress in their academic goals and see them through to graduation.

Mentor Role

A College Faculty Mentor is a faculty member interested in being a critical part of our community effort to create a more effective learning environment.  As a Mentor you agree to serve as a coach for one or more undergraduate students for the Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 academic year. 

You should meet early in the semester, and additionally at least three more time throughout the fall and spring semesters.  You will be asked to provide feedback after your interactions and again at the end of the program. 

Resources and Handouts

Faculty Guide

Student Guide

Faculty Feedback on Mentor/Mentee Meeting

Access Faculty Mentor Funds

Student CARE Report

Institutional Opportunity & Access (IOA)

Campus Resources

Community Resources

Semester Planner

Blank Weekly Schedule

Supplemental Instruction

Math Help Room

AAAC Individual Consultations (Test Anxiety, Study Strategies, Time Management, ect.)

Academic Success Guides

Strategies for Managing Test Anxiety

CAPS - Self Help Library: Test Anxiety

Advising Tool Information (student record/advising notes)

Requesting Access to Advising Tool

Advising Tool How To's

A Community of Support

You should know that, as a CLAS Faculty Mentor, you are not expected to work alone.  Your student is also assigned to a CLAS Advisor in Student Academic Services who will simultaneously work with him/her to stay on track academically.  Using the tools provided, you can act as a bridge that connects your student with the resources he or she needs in order to achieve his/her academic, career, and life goals.

As this program grows, we are committed to exploring ways to continually improve the experience for both mentors and students.  This fall we are adding three opportunities for faculty mentors to gather and learn from each other as well as our colleagues across KU. 



Navigating Communication Challenges in a Mentoring Relationship
Alesia Woszidlo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, KU Department of Communication Studies
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Kansas Room, Kansas Union

Past Events:

College Faculty Mentor Program Launch
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Kansas Room, Kansas Union

Power Point from August 30 Mentor Collaboration Meeting

Faculty Mentor Collaboration Meeting: Advocacy and Self Reliance Faculty Panel
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Noon - 1:00pm, Big Twelve Room, Kansas Union

College Mentor Program - clasmentor@ku.edu

Central email monitored by the individuals below so that we can respond as quickly as possible.

Shelly Mann (assigned advisor to students in program)
Retention Coordinator, College Advising & Student Services
(785) 864-2816

Bridget Bradley
Associate Director, College Advising & Student Services

Karen Ledom
Director, College Advising & Student Services
(785) 864-3513