It is also important to keep in mind that a writing mentor is not:
A guarantee that every student in the course will succeed or improve as a writer.
A proofreader or editor for students in the class.
A teaching assistant capable of taking the place of the instructor in the classroom.
Note: Applications for Spring 2017 Writing Mentors are now available.Faculty wishing to work with a Writing Mentor must complete an application process in which they will be asked to provide information about the size, duration, and delivery method of the course, as well as details about the major writing assignments and the instructor’s initial ideas for how she or he might productively use the Mentor over the course of the semester. Applications will be solicited and regularly reviewed by administrators of the University Writing Program and the Quality Enhancement Plan, with Writing Mentors assigned as appropriate and possible.