Honors Mentors
2018 Honors Mentors pose with Dr. Bingham in the amphitheater on campus.

 

Honors Mentors

Honors Mentors (HMs) are advanced Honors Scholars who want to facilitate the transition from high school honors student to UNCW Honors Scholar. Honors Mentors are each matched with a section of students in honors freshman seminar. Through engagement in honors freshman seminar experiences, including course content delivery, service, and cultural activities, HMs help the new students make connections with the Honors community and UNCW. HMs will be chosen based on academic, leadership, and interpersonal skills. HMs are expected to be involved in the honors community, and to be progressing in their own Honors requirements. We expect the mentors to model the honors community experience at UNCW. They will also work closely with the honors area RAs. HMs are chosen based upon their involvement, interpersonal, academic, and leadership skills.

APPLICATION

HONORS 110 MENTORS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1st, 2022


Qualifications

  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
  • Must have established a 3.2 cumulative GPA and be in good standing with the Honors Scholars Program
  • Must be available for ALL Mentor Training Sessions (April and August)
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at time of application
  • Must have completed HON 110
  • Must be available 12:30-1:45 p.m. TR in Fall 2022 to attend HON 110 classes


Honors Scholars Mentor Responsibilities

  • Provide support for honors freshmen through programming and outreach
  • Facilitate the adjustment of new honors students to UNCW through the introduction of campus services, academic resources, campus involvement opportunities
  • Share knowledge and resources about UNCW
  • Serve as a role model and mentor
  • Coordinate with honors RAs for activities and programs
  • Meet weekly during the Fall with HON 110 instructor
  • Email students at least once a week
  • Set up a time to meet individually (or in pairs) with students at least once before fall break
  • Offer to meet with students in a group at least once a week for first half of fall semester
  • Attend all HON 110 class meetings (12:30 to 1:45, TR)
  • Help organize panels and discussion topics in HON 110 as needed
  • Assist Honors freshman in meeting their cultural and service requirements and track student completion of said requirements
  • Explain to students best practices for class discussion and interaction
  • Plan and implement a class-wide activity per month
  • Participate in Freshman Convocation
  • Volunteer during Freshman Move-In
  • Have fun being a mentor!

Terms Of Employment

  • This position term will end at the end of the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Must be a full-time student for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022
  • Must maintain good academic standing with the Honors Scholars Program
  • Must maintain a good disciplinary standing (being found responsible for any violation of the Student Code of Life may constitute termination)
  • Must fulfill all Honors Mentor Responsibilities (above)

Compensation

  • $8.00/hour – up to 5 hours/week (approximately $600 for a semester)

Contact

Any questions and/or concerns should be directed to Dr. Eva Mehl: mehle@uncw.edu

Honors Mentor Coordinator

We also have an application for an Honors Mentor Coordinator position. The job of the Honors Mentor coordinator is, essentially, to assist honors mentors in their task to facilitate the transition of students from high school to college and to serve as a coordinator or liaison between the mentors and the Honors office. The coordinator will be a student with junior or senior standing, preferably with experience working as an HON 110 mentor, and with strong academic, leadership, involvement, and interpersonal skills. The coordinator is expected to be involved in the Honors community, and to be progressing in their own Honors requirements.

HONORS 110 COORDINATOR

The job of the Honors Mentor coordinator is, essentially, to assist honors mentors in their task to facilitate the transition of students from high school to college and to serve as a coordinator or liaison between the mentors and the Honors office. The coordinator will be a student with junior or senior standing, preferably with experience working as an HON 110 mentor, and with strong academic, leadership, involvement, and interpersonal skills. The coordinator is expected to be involved in the honors community, and to be progressing in their own Honors requirements.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1st, 2022

Required qualifications:

  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
  • Must have established a 3.2 cumulative GPA and be in good standing with the Honors Scholars Program
  • Must have junior or senior standing
  • Must be available for Mentor Training Sessions (April and August)
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at time of application
  • Must have completed HON 110
  • Students who have worked as a mentor for HON 110 are strongly preferred


Preferred qualification:

  • Experience working as an HON 110 mentor


Duties:

  • Meet with all mentors once a month
  • Meet with all mentors individually at least once in the semester
  • Answer questions from mentors on a regular basis
  • With the weekly input from each mentor, compile a list of cultural events and service activities
  • Assist during move-in day
  • Assist mentors in organizing co-curricular activities/events for each of their sections and assisting in the organization of activities/events that involve all sections. This could require to also work closely with the honors area RAs.
  • Coordinate all communications with mentors (working closely with the Honors office)
  • Follow up with mentors who struggle in fulfilling their duties
  • Attend Medallion Ceremony
  • Meet with mentors in August during Training Day to go over specific guidelines for Honors Mentors and the role of the Honors mentor coordinator
  • Drop-ins on HON 110 sections as needed
  • Communicate with HON 110 instructors before Fall semester begins about the role of mentors in their sections
  • Overall, serve as a liaison between the Honors office and the mentors and be in regular communication with the Honors staff


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • This position term will end at the end of the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Must be a full-time student for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022
  • Must maintain good academic standing with the Honors Scholars Program
  • Must maintain a good disciplinary standing (being found responsible for any violation of the Student Code of Life may constitute termination)
  • Must fulfill all responsibilities (above)
  • This position is an employee of the Honors Scholars Program
  • Must respect the monthly deadline to report worked hours


COMPENSATION

  • $8.50/hour – up to 5 hours/week (approximately $640 for a semester)


CONTACT

Any questions and/or concerns should be directed to Dr. Eva Mehl: mehle@uncw.edu

APPLICATION