Academic Mentoring Program (AMP)
The Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) provides academic support for undergraduates enrolled in introductory economics, statistics, psychology, and mathematics courses. Mentors – fellow undergraduates who have taken and done well in the course – meet weekly with a group of students to discuss and work through questions and problems the students have about their coursework. Mentors participate in training and regular meetings with AMP staff, and provide regular feedback to faculty about their groups' progress.
AMP runs in the following courses:
- Econ 201 and Econ 202
- Math 202
- Psych 110
- Stat 210
Each AMP group consists of 5–7 students who are enrolled in the same course, as well as one of our Academic Mentors. The groups meet at a set time and location each week for one hour. Students are expected to attend all sessions and prepare for each session in advance. Preparation includes attending lecture and discussion sections, completing required readings, attempting assigned homework problems, and formulating questions to ask during the session.
AMP was begun as a pilot program in fall 2011 as a collaboration between the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching and the University Academic Advising Center (UAAC).