(May 24, 2010)--The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center introduces a mentor program, Roadrunner Connections, which will help students succeed in their first year at UTSA.
The mentor program will support freshman and transfer students with the transition to the academic and social environment at UTSA by matching students with a faculty or staff mentor. This mentor-mentee partnership will provide support and growth opportunities for both partners, and particularly will help students learn and succeed in their academic careers.
Being a mentor for a student in her or his first year at UTSA is an opportunity to give back to the UTSA community and to help students feel that they are part of it. It also provides support and growth opportunities that mentors and mentees might not find otherwise.
Faculty, staff and administrators who would like to be mentors can access the Mentor Guidebook and online mentor application at UTSA Roadrunner Connections website. Applications to be a mentor are due July 16.
Students can access the Mentee Guidebook and mentee application online at the same site. Student online applications are due Aug. 6.
Coordinators of the Roadrunner Connections program are Marlon Anderson, director of the inclusion and community engagement center, and Ann Margaret Trujillo, associate director of the inclusion and community engagement center.
For more information, call 210-458-4770.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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