Mentoring honors students
The Media School has three honors cohorts: Ernie Pyle Scholars for students in the journalism degree, Media Scholars for students in the media, game design, and cinematic arts degrees, and the Academic Honors Program (AHP) Scholars for high-achieving students across the entire school. Serving as a faculty mentor for these programs gives you the opportunity to work closely with an exclusive cohort of top-performing students, building a unique relationship with them and tracking their progress from incoming freshmen or matriculated sophomores to graduating seniors.
Ernie Pyle Scholars and Media Scholars
Each incoming cohort of Ernie Pyle Scholars and Media Scholars honors students has a faculty mentor who teaches them two honors classes, travels with them domestically and internationally, and mentors them throughout their four-year IU career. The compensation for mentoring these cohorts is the six-week Summer in London program, where faculty members get their own private apartment to live in London with the students, with travel costs paid, a per diem awarded to help defray in-country living costs, and a salary.
Academic Honors Program
Each cohort of Academic Honors Program students has a faculty mentor who helps select the students and then mentors them during the spring of their sophomore year through their senior year. There are no teaching or travel responsibilities related to this mentorship, but these faculty members are compensated through their research account for their work with the AHP students.