F.J. Talley, Ph.D.
DeSousa-Brent Scholars excel in the classroom and beyond.
Scholars host annual visits to high schools and community centers in Maryland and Washington, DC, to promote St. Mary's to talented high school students.
“Greater time spent working in groups leads to more favorable attitudes among students in general and … even minimal group work can have positive effects on student achievement.”
-- Springer, L., et al. “Effects of Small-Group Learning ..."
DeSousa-Brent Study and Writing Group Fellows
(Six positions per semester. Open to all St. Mary's juniors and seniors.)
DeSousa-Brent Study and Writing Group Fellows assist DB Scholars in organizing and managing effective study groups and writing groups. Study Group Fellows help small groups of students enrolled in courses such as PSYC101 and ECON101 acquire the collaborative study, note-taking, and test-taking skills required to excel in those courses. Writing Group Fellows assist groups in conducting peer reviews of writing assignments. Groups meet one hour per week. In these meetings, the Fellow serves, not as a “sage on the stage,” but as a “guide on the side,” facilitating a process in which group members help each other master course content or enhance their writing.
DeSousa-Brent Fellows must be full-time students in very good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. They must demonstrate excellent proficiency in their subjects, be dependable, have excellent organizational skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be enthusiastic about helping other students succeed.
Preference for DB Study and Writing Group Fellowships is given to former DB Scholars, Emerging Scholars Program Mentors, Writing Center Tutors, CORE Peer Mentors, MAPP Mentors, and classroom assistants (TAs).
DeSousa-Brent Outreach Fellow
(One position. Open to all St. Mary's juniors and seniors.)
This administrative position assists the DeSousa-Brent directors and faculty in developing and promoting academic, social, and career planning workshops for the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program; supporting DB Scholars in coordinating leadership/service projects; maintaining the DB web presence; coordinating special events; and assessing the success and impact of DB programming. In carrying out these duties, the DB Outreach Fellow functions as a liaison between DeSousa-Brent faculty and staff, DeSousa-Brent Scholars, and other College offices.
For more information, visit the Career Development Center's Professional Fellowship Program Listing.
Contact Prof. Sybol Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org.