Ways to Get Involved
We welcome faculty to become involved in the following:
- Participate in our Faculty Mentoring Program: Dining with Faculty, dinners for a small group of students
Faculty participants of the FMP have said,
“The small group environment was very helpful in getting to know the students and interacting with each of them about their goals and interests.”
“I got to know the students very deeply, on a personal level. I felt that I was able to connect, and provide formative advice to help them think about their goals and how to achieve them more carefully.”
“I like students, especially first generation students, many of whom remind me of myself at their age!”
“I am very interested to learn about the transfer students' experiences and learn with them about UCSB's opportunities at large."
- Hold weekly office hours in the Center
"I am a huge fan of the TSC. In order for students to become more familiar with it as a resource I have often held section times in the TSC for ED 118 "Transfer Student.". The students see every week, through the posters and flyers, various resources that are provided in the TSC. Students have often stated that going there every week and becoming more aware of its offerings have been invaluable to their transition and ultimate success." - Jack Rivas, Discussion Leader, Ed118 & College of Letters and Science Academic Advisor.
- Allow us to co-facilitate a Department Welcome for transfer students in your major
- Lead a Professor After Hours chat to engage in conversation with students about your path in academia. Students participants of Professor After Hours have said:
"I found the advice given by the professor unbelievably helpful, especially about letters of rec"
For more information on these programs or future collaborations, contact Malaphone Phommasa, Transfer Student Center Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kari Weber, Student Activities Coordinator, at email@example.com