Mentoring And Advising News - 2009

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  • MIT students are extraordinary individuals with great minds and abilities, and that many of them are already great leaders. As DUE staff, we see this as a special opportunity to tap into the unique talent of our students by enhancing their leadership skills and their potential for success.

    Each year, approximately 180-200 associate advisors, or upper-class students, volunteer to mentor freshmen. They are an invaluable resource to freshman advisors,
    first-year students and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP). Associate advisors complement the work of the advisor by offering the student perspective on academic and social issues.

  • Since 2001, the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming has recognized outstanding freshman advisors and associate advisors. In 2004, we also began to recognize the efforts of our outstanding UROP mentors. These “Outstanding Awards” represent a unique opportunity for students, staff, and advisors to nominate individuals whom they believe have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to freshmen advising and undergraduate research.

  • The Office of Minority Education’s Mentor Advocate Partnership (MAP) is a volunteer mentoring program for MIT students designed to assist them in enhancing their academic and non-academic development at the Institute. Essentially, MAP connects new MIT students with volunteer faculty and staff mentors. The guiding principle of MAP is that building strong relationships throughout the college experience plays an integral role in academic success and personal satisfaction for students. The mentors have also expressed great enthusiasm for the opportunity to engage with MIT students in a less formal, but equally rewarding manner.