Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Annie Donahue, Associate Professor/Library Director, UNH Manchester
Kim Donovan, Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE), UNH Manchester
Carolyn Gamtso, Associate Professor/Head of Reference & Instruction, UNH Manchester Library
The UNH Manchester Research Mentor Program
- Partnership between Library and Center for Academic Enrichment.
- Practical writing and research strategies combined with theoretical applications for peer-assisted learning.
- Provides support holistically throughout the research process:
- brainstorming topics
- developing effective search strategies
- evaluating sources
- preparing outlines
- developing thesis statements
- drafting and revising within the writing cycle
- Promotes effective information literacy instruction by
- recognizing gaps in students' evidence
- modeling the Framework dispositions during individual student tutorials
- connecting students to the librarians for further research instruction
The University's urban, commuter campus serves more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students through 17+ baccalaureate and professional graduate degrees programs.
Who we are:
- average age of our students is 24 years
- 50% mix male/female
- 87% are full-time
- 85% are New Hampshire residents
Where we are:
- located 50 miles west of residential campus
- housed in a newly refurbished downtown mill building
Could a Research Mentor Program develop at your institution?
What campus constituents might you seek out to make a program like this succeed?
What challenges do you foresee?