Faculty Mentor Program

Our goal is 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.

The Faculty Mentor Program is undergoing some enhancments for the Fall 2021 semester. Please check back for updates or email clasmentor@ku.edu for more information.

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. 

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. 

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