What Are My Obligations As a Faculty Mentor?

Faculty Mentors should be actively involved in mentoring the student through all aspects of the project:  project determination and development, execution of project activities, achievement of project outcomes, and preparation for presentation.

  • Clarify to the student your specific expectations related to the SSD project.  Refer students to SSD website for additional resources and support  www.gvsu.edu/ours/ssd/
  • Confirm SSD Faculty Mentor designation on SSD Registration website by the registration period deadline

Abstract development

Mentor students through the revision process, checking for content, organization, punctuation, grammar, etc.

  • Refer students to GVSU Writing Center staff for additional support  www.gvsu.edu/wc/
  • Make final changes to abstract by the registration period deadline

Poster Creation (if applicable)

Mentor students through the design and revision process.

  • Show student examples of appropriate poster content, design and materials
  • Revise poster content prior to final poster creation

Presentation Skills

Mentor students through the creative process by:

  • View and provide constructive feedback for presentation improvement prior to SSD
  • Promote professionalism during presentation
  • Attend student's SSD presentation for support and feedback

Mentors: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if I am a Faculty Mentor?
A: Once a student has registered online for Student Scholars Day, you will receive an email indicating that your have been listed as their mentor. While filling out their registration, they are asked to include their mentor's e-mail address. 

Q: I got the e-mail mentioned above...now what?
A: This e-mail will contain a link for you to follow. From there, you will be asked to login. Please login using your GVSU login and password (the first Username and Password you use when you start up your computer on campus).

Q: I tried to login, but it wouldn't let me! What should I do?
A: If you have entered your login and password information correctly, please send an email to [email protected]. Technology can be frustrating, but we are trying to make this as painless as possible!

Q: My student said that I was their mentor, but I never received an e-mail.
A: Few things: The "user quarantine" could have picked it up as spam, so be sure to check those messages. Second, your student could have accidentally mistyped your e-mail address. We can easily check to see if your student registered your e-mail incorrectly. Please send us a message at [email protected] and we can look into it and resend you the mentorship e-mail with the link.

Q: I deleted my email. How else can I login?
A: You can also find a link to the registration system on the SSD Registration Process webpage.

Mentor Guide

Registration Step by Step Guide Mentor Guide

Page last modified December 18, 2023