We nurture a rich intellectual community characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment.

from the Elon University Mission Statement

One of the strongest connections between disciplinary expertise and student experience occurs when faculty mentor students in the process of scholarly inquiry….Scholar-mentor activities combine traditional teaching, experiential education, and professional expertise to mold graduates ready to take their place as working members of their professions or to continue their academic training in graduate or professional school.”

from the Elon Teacher-Scholar Statement

If you are interested in getting sample syllabi for your 499 or 498 student, then we suggest that you ask a faculty member in your department who has mentored students in the past.

The following links provide information that support mentors of undergraduate research:

Council on Undergraduate Research

Research Mentor Training through the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning has two pages of interest: general undergraduate research information and information on mentoring undergraduate research.

Also check out this page (click here) with a listing of Elon’s Ward Family Excellence in Mentoring Award winners, many of whom are highly engaged UR mentors.

Handbook on Mentoring Undergraduate Research

Mentor Development Grants provide support for faculty to pursue opportunities to deepen their ability to mentor undergraduate research (capped at $1,000). We also offer Mentor Travel Grants (capped at $500).

For information on 499 mentoring, please see the 499 page by clicking here and scroll to the bottom for details.