Teaching a Seminar
Reflection and Projection
This is a sample of the RAP webpage that each of your new student advisees will complete and submit on-line. Students are directed to the RAP website in August and submit their RAP letter electronically. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of your advisee's submission, which you will be able to access on-line via the same website. Faculty mentors should use the students' responses to the RAP as the foundation for mentoring sessions during Orientation and throughout their relationship with their students.
Dear Members of the Class of 20XX,
As you prepare to journey, both literally and intellectually, to Skidmore later this month, we'd like you to take some time to reflect on this moment in your lives. For obvious reasons, this marks an important transition in your personal and intellectual maturity. You will confront many challenges both in and out of the classroom, some of which you can no doubt imagine, others of which you might not.
Please take the time to respond to the RAP. Not to sound too authoritarian, but this is mandatory. The deadline for responding is _______________. The Academic RAP will be used by your faculty advisor during orientation (and beyond) to discuss your future academic plans (it should be noted that only your faculty advisor will have access to your Academic RAP).