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Current Requirements & Guidance

IFirst-Year Interest Group (FIG) mentors and Transfer-Year Interest Group (TrIG) mentors should find their respective section below to learn about their program’s required meetings, duties, seminar topics, and documents.

FIG Program Requirements

Required Meetings

  • August Update Meeting – Monday, Aug. 23, 3-4:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 27, 4-5:30 p.m. (choose one meeting to attend). Meeting location and details will be emailed.
  • FIG Mentor Marketplace Event – Tuesday, Aug. 24. Event details will be emailed.
  • Mid-Semester Meeting – Mid-October, days and times TBD.

Mentor Requirements and Duties

  • One-on-one meetings with students.
  • 15-20 outside hours.
  • Regular meeting with a facilitator.
  • Attend/host every seminar (do not cancel).
  • Plan and prepare for every seminar.
  • Keep weekly attendance during FIG seminar (check-in with students who do not attend).
  • Keep track of hours worked by filling out and submitting timesheets weekly.
  • On-going check-ins and trainings between the FIG office and mentors will be hosted over the course of the fall semester. Days/times are TBD.

Required Seminar Topics (your college/program may add additional topics)

  • Advising and Registration
  • Faculty Visit
  • Major or Career Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Racial Geography Tour
    • Multicultural Engagement Center
    • Words Matter Presentation (located on Canvas)
    • Bias Busting Workshop – Engineering facilitators can schedule for their FIGs.
  • Mental Health and Wellness
    • CMHC
    • Longhorn Wellness Center
    • SHIFT

Required Documents (you will turn these in)

  • UGS 018 Syllabus (please use the template provided by the FIG Program located on the FYE Canvas page)
  • Final Semester Outline
  • Reflection Essay

TrIG Program Requirements

Required Meetings

  • August Update Meeting, Thursday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (virtual) and Monday, Aug. 23, 2:30-4 p.m. (in person). (Choose one to attend).
  • Mid-Semester Meeting – Mid-October, days and times TBD, one-on-one with a mentor and a TYE staff member.
  • Training workshops – hosted via Zoom over the course of the fall semester. Days/times are TBD and will vary to accommodate mentor schedules.
    • TYE anticipates hosting these meetings every other week from the week of Sept. 7 through Thanksgiving.
    • Though attendance is encouraged for each, mentors are required to attend at least three trainings.

Mentor Requirements and Duties

  • One-on-one meetings with students.
  • Allow time in seminar for students to take five- to seven-minute surveys at the beginning (usually ~ Week 3) and end of the semester (~last two weeks).
  • Regular meeting with facilitator.
  • Attend/host every seminar (do not cancel).
  • Plan and prepare for every seminar.
  • Keep weekly attendance during TrIG seminar (check-in with students who do not attend).
  • Keep track of hours worked by filling out and submitting weekly timesheets on Workday prior to timesheet deadlines.
  • Monthly mentor feedback surveys.

Required Seminar Topics (your college/program may add additional topics)

Required Documents (you will submit these to TYE via email)