College students are more successful when someone takes special interest in their aspirations and progress.
Opportunities for all students to have access to this type of relationship and support is being expanded and formalized, and for faculty and staff to view their routine roles and responsibilities as formally serving as an assigned mentor to students.
Examples of how Purdue Polytechnic is implementing faculty-to-student mentorship
On Camera: Building Relationships
One of the programs built around faculty-to-student mentorship is transdisciplinary studies in technology. In this video, watch students and faculty reflect on the unique relationships they have developed in this new program.
The Faculty-to-Student Mentorship Program
Faculty Mentor program in Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology.
In transdisciplinary studies in technology, beyond their daily roles in the classroom, faculty serve in an expanded role: as mentors to individual students. Faculty mentors develop close relationships with students, helping them in many ways throughout their Purdue careers.