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Faculty & Other Mentors

Expectations & Guidelines

As a UROP faculty supervisor you play an important role in a student’s UROP experience. You ensure that each project meets your department’s academic standards, and that it provides a rigorous growth experience for students.  You’ll also serve as a student’s intellectual guide through the course of their UROP. They will look to you for feedback, oversight, and mentorship. They’ll depend on open communication, constructive feedback, fairness, and respect. We’re here to help you understand how you can make UROP the very best it can be. 

At the start of a UROP

Students submit a detailed project plan/proposal as part of their UROP application. As a supervisor, you’ll review and approve applications before they are submitted to department coordinators and UROP staff.

Learn more about UROP proposals.

Safety issues

As a UROP supervisor or mentor, you are responsible for the health and safety of your UROP students. We’ve compiled in-depth information about the regulations, expectations, and best practices related to keeping students and staff safe.

Learn more about safety issues.

Funding and credit

Students have a variety of options for participating in a UROP. Learn about paid UROPs and how they can be funded, as well as the option for students to complete projects for academic credit, or to volunteer on a limited basis to explore a new area when you do not have the time to commit fully to a paid or credit UROP or in terms when you just need to complete a bit of additional research that you have begun  during an earlier UROP.

Understand the compensation options

Evaluating students

At the end of each UROP period, you’ll be asked to evaluate students. It’s your chance to provide UROP staff with important feedback about your students’  work, and it helps us strengthen the UROP program.

Learn more about evaluations.