Our success supporting undergraduates is dependent upon faculty involvement. We invite faculty to connect, support independent research and guide undergraduate research.
McNair Advisory Board
The advisory board for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program consists of a cross section of Rutgers faculty and administrators. Members provide advisement on project development and activities and serve as program advocates and faculty mentors. The advisory board also provides advice to the Program Director and staff on relevant matters, internal and external to the university that may impact the program. The advisory meets 3 times including the summer.
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Mentor faculty mentors are integral part of the McNair capstone summer experience. Every scholar develops a relationship with their faculty mentor who support their summer research in the following ways
- Guide research and assist students in developing a research topic during the summer institute
- Guide student readings to ensure that they are aware of the definitive texts in their field of interest
- Provide supervision and direction on undergraduate research projects
- Provide feedback on projects before established program deadlines for students
- Mentorship in their field of study and the graduate school process.
Faculty Luncheons and Workshops
These on-going opportunities for faculty and/or senior administrators to engage, build community with McNair scholars, to share research, faculty, and/or administrative responsibilities on their to path to becoming a scholar. These informal luncheons and workshops provide an interdisciplinary experience for scholars and an opportunity for faculty to cultivate academic exploration.