Faculty advisors play a key role in assisting, advising, training and evaluating students throughout their field experiences.
Faculty advisors will:
A faculty advisor should meet with the student at the beginning of the field training process to help determine an appropriate site location, and as needed, throughout the field training experience. The faculty advisor may also meet with the site mentor and student together if needed.
Can a faculty advisor serve as both an advisor and site mentor?
It is possible to serve as both the faculty advisor and the site mentor. If a mentor at a community partner organization has a project that would serve as a valuable learning experience—for example, a community research project—that mentor may also be faculty, however the placement must focus on a community-based project to count as a field training experience. A faculty advisor cannot serve as a mentor if the student’s field training experience will be with a UB only research project.