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Faculty Mentor Agreement

I understand the objective of the TRIO/McNair Scholars Program at Southeast Missouri State University is to encourage, support and assist the participants who have been historically underrepresented in various fields to pursue education through the doctoral level.

I hereby commit to the mentor expectations listed below. At the fulfillment of these responsibilities (or as agreed upon by the Mentor and McNair Director), the TRIO/McNair Scholars Program will process an additional payment request in the gross amount of $850, plus benefits as required by our Human Resources Payroll Department.

Summary of mentor responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Scholar with the design of his/her research proposal
  2. Guide the Scholar’s research
  3. Assist the Scholar in preparing a final research paper in the format suitable for publication in the discipline
  4. Approve materials Scholar submits to the TRIO/McNair Scholars Program for stipend reimbursement (these may include research papers, PowerPoint presentations and poster presentations)
  5. Potentially identify conferences and/or other professional meetings that the Scholar can attend with their mentor
  6. Assist the Scholar in securing admission and graduate assistantships to graduate study (e.g., exposure to the academic rigor of classroom teaching, engaging with department faculty, performing field or laboratory research)
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