We will be moving toward a fully developed Summer Mellon Fellowship Curriculum, which will hopefully be in place by summer of 2013. There will be a detailed syllabus which will articulate goals, objectives, and outcomes, and Fellows will engage in weekly class meetings. The format for the classes is still under consideration, but my thinking is that the format will reflect a hybrid, (face-to-face and online) learning environment. It is my goal also to bring in speakers (for colloquiums) from our regional universities that represent Mellon-designated fields of study. For future cohorts, it is expected that mentors will develop reading lists for their mentees relevant to their research projects.
Thank you to the incoming Mellon Fellows for your upcoming dedication, determination, and focused work efforts.
Thank you to the faculty who will essentially donate much of their time to shape the minds and goals of these students, support their scholarly research, and who will share with them the rewards and challenges of entering the professoriate.
The rewards of participating in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship are many. For those of you who do not know exactly what graduate school entails and are interested in a conversation about your future goals, I welcome your questions and your fears of the unknown. Thank you for your interest. I look forward to the possibility of working with you.
Please consult the Mellon Mays website for more critical information!