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Appendix A

Survey of faculty summer experience and school year expectations

Dear __________________,

In order to begin assessing the NSF-AIRE mentoring program, we would like start gathering input from participating faculty. This survey is meant to offer an initial impression of how the summer training went and of plans for the upcoming school year.

When you have completed the survey, you can let me know that it is ready to be picked up (or you can slip it under my office door if I'm not around). If you would rather meet with me than fill this out, or if you have any questions, just let me know.

Thank you!
Psychology room 107

1) Please provide the name and year in college (as of 9/99) of those you are training as mentors this summer:

2) How are you training the mentor(s)? (please number all items that apply in order of decreasing importance, 1 being what you consider to be the most important aspect of the training.)
_____ collaborating with mentors in conducting summer research
_____ allowing mentors to design course experiments or labs
_____ teaching specific skills to mentors or strengthening existing skills, including:
      _____ statistics
      _____ computer or other technical equipment knowledge
      _____ library skills
      _____ tutoring/teaching skills
_____ other (please explain):

3) What jobs will your mentor(s) have during the coming school year?
_____ course assistant (If yes, what will this entail?)

_____ laboratory assistant
_____ one-on-one tutoring with respect to course content
_____ group tutoring with respect to course content
_____ one-on-one or group consultation with students regarding design and implementation of research projects
_____ technology or resource support (e.g., fixing/maintaining computer programs or lab equipment)
_____ helping to grade exams, etc.
_____ other (please explain):

4) Will your student mentor(s) work primarily in connection with
_____ Intro. Psychology
_____ upper level courses
_____ both
_____ neither. Instead, they will


5) How does the mentoring program differ (if it does) from the traditional use of students as course or lab assistants?

6) What type of impact do you foresee the NSF-AIRE mentoring program having on students (both the mentors and those enrolled in courses) in the Psychology department?

7) Is there anything else you would like to say about the program?


Appendix A: Survey of faculty summer experience and school year expectations
Appendix B: Survey of student summer experience and school year expectations
Appendix C: Mentor Follow-up Survey
Appendix D: Faculty Follow-up Survey
Appendix E: Survey for students in contact with the student mentors
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