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FAQ | Advisors

What is the role of the Learning Communities Mentor in the Capstone Course?

LC mentors are knowledgeable about the requirements for the Capstone course and are excellent resources for helping students in the beginning stages of the their Capstone work, such as picking topics, defining initial project steps, and recommending Advisors. LC Mentors work most closely with students on their Capstone during their first year and the first semester of their second year (before the student identifies a project-related Capstone advisor); LC Mentors review student Capstone progress reports during this time frame.

Does the Capstone Advisor require a UMass Chan faculty appointment?

No - Capstone Advisors are not required to be members of the UMass Chan faculty.

Capstone Scholarly Project advisors...

  • Should have expertise and interest in the student’s proposed Capstone project area
  • Should be available to participate as an advisor for the student, estimating a minimum time commitment of approximately 18 hours over the course of 2 years
  • Complete an “Advisor Interest” form that outlines expectations in greater detail