SPC Faculty-Student Mentoring Program

Welcome to St. Philip's College new faculty-student mentoring program.

The goal of this program is to offer students an assigned mentor. The mentor can assist the student in achieving their goals, by offering encouragement, support, and helping the student develop academically and professionally.

The SPC faculty-student relationship is an important part of your time here. A student working with a faculty mentor and their student academic advisor will achieve the goal of college completion, university transfer or career employment more successfully.

Helpful Student Resources

Academic Support

Tutoring Services: Professional tutoring in numerous areas.

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MathWorld: Math tutoring is available.

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English Lab: Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Lab for 0420.

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The Dr. Lanier E. Byrd Sanctuary: Provides support to SPC students to promote academic and personal growth in the Natural Sciences.

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Distance Learning: Provides support services for student and faculty engaged in a variety of distance learning formats. 

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Library: Information regarding library databases, resources, and hours of operation.

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Disability Services: Ensures reasonable academic support to eligible students with disabilities. 

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Veteran's Affairs: Assist all eligible veterans obtain financial assistance and information on Veterans Benefits.

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International Student Services: Committed to helping you achieve your educational goals by providing for the special needs of international students.

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Computer Labs: Students can use computers in "open lab" to complete assignments or access the Internet.

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Scholarships: Scholarships help students pay for their education. Unlike student loans, you do not have to repay scholarships.

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Standards, Petitions, and Appeals: SPC Standards, Petitions, and Appeals include links to academic and non-academic grievance procedures, AlamoCARES (Title IX) and the student handbook.

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Admissions and Registration

Admissions: Information regarding admissions and registration.

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Financial Aid: Information regarding filling out the FAFSA, The financial aid award process, refunds, dropping classes, appeals, State Aid and other programs.

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Academic Advising: See more information regarding the institutes & degree plans/ career paths offered at St. Philip’s College to determine your advising.

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Academic Calendar: You will find the Academic Calendar and the Registration and Payment Deadline Calendar available for the current Academic year. 

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Degree Plans and Certificates: This will be a very useful resource to have as students inquire about their current major or other majors they are interested in pursuing. It allows you and them to see what type of courses are involved and helps students decide if they do want to pursue that major.

Academic Catalog

Concourse Syllabi: Concourse Syllabus is the Alamo Colleges online syllabus solution.

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Transfer Services: Services for students interested in transferring to a 4-year university.

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Co and Extra Curricular Engagement

Student Life: Provides engaging student activities.

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OrgSync: Student Life uses OrgSync to post events & volunteer opportunities via OrgSync.

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Community Resources

Community Resources

Here you will find additional community resources that provide assistance with housing, food, clothing, in addition to drug and alcohol recovery needs.

SAMM Ministries - Rental Assistance, Utilities, Long-Term Housing Assistance
https://www.samm.org/get-help/

Bexar County Assistance Programs - Link for all types of assistance in Bexar county
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/bexar_county_assistance_progra.html

Family Assistance Centers - Utillties, Employment Support, Rent Assistance for final eviction notices
http://www.sanantonio.gov/humanservices/FinanceEmergency/FamilyAssistanceCenters

San Antonio Texas Rent Assistance Agencies - Multiple links for financial assistance for rent, food, utilities, and clothes.
http://www.rentassistance.us/ci/tx-san_antonio

Emergency Food Assistance - Food assistance for low income adults, children, seniors and pet food
https://safoodbank.org

Utility Bill Payment Assistance - Utility bill payment assistance
http://bexar.tx.networkofcare.org/aging/services/subcategory.aspx?tax=BH-8900.9100

SAWS Affordability Programs - Utility assistance programs
http://www.saws.org/service/affordability/

San Antonio Housing Authority -
Applications for section 8 housing assistance
http://saha.org/

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse -
Alcohol and drug abuse recovery and coaching assistance
http://www.sacada.org/

Campus Resources

Child Development Center: The St. Philip's College Child Development Center (CDC) is committed to providing the community quality child care and development.

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Counseling Resources: Difficult situations can get in the way of academic success. Trained and licensed staff provide free, short-term, personal counseling to currently enrolled students.

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AlamoCARES: Alamo Colleges has initiated AlamoCARES, a prevention, education and support program regarding dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It is our sincere hope that AlamoCARES will empower you to make well-informed decisions about life issues that affect your college years and beyond.

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Helpful Faculty-Student Mentor Resources

Expectations

What to Expect as A Faculty Student Mentor

Choosing to be a Faculty Student Mentor requires a few manageable things from the mentor. Some of those things are listed below. In addition many informational sessions, trainings and special events are scheduled to help build the mentor’s knowledge and to collaborate with one other mentors. Check out our college calendar for upcoming events.

Expectation of faculty with student:

  • Faculty assigned up to 20 students (at 1 hour estimate on emails and 30 minute session anticipate 30 hours over term) [Faculty may volunteer for more than 20 students.]
  • Introduction by email and phone call within 2 weeks of receipt of student names inviting to meet  (if no response, a follow up within a week)
  • One 30 minute session during the faculty member’s office hours in the fall semester
  • Create understanding that the student can reach out to the faculty member whenever they need to
  • Any follow-up agreed to by faculty/student
  • Email or phone call close to end of term as follow up Faculty should refer the student to the advisor or other appropriate resource for specific information or actions that they cannot perform.  Resources are available on the Faculty Student Mentor Program webpages and more information will be made available to faculty/student mentors.
Faculty Mentor Contact List

Contact List

We have an amazing group of Faculty Student Mentor volunteers. They are committed to mentoring students. This list will be updated regularly as more faculty members volunteer to step forward to mentor our SPC students. It is because of our Faculty Mentors that our program continues to grow. Thank you for your time.

Tutorial Videos

Helpful Videos

In order to navigate the Faculty Student Mentor process, it is helpful to be familiar with ACES and GPS.

Quick Tutorial on Using ACES:

Training for Mentors Video

Quick Tutorial on Using GPS:

Training for Mentors on GPS Video

Forms and Documents

Documents to Print, Copy or Use

Here you will find sample emails, student contact fill-in forms, student questionnaires. Use these documents for your first visit with your student (email sample is optional). Other information will be provided here to make it easy for the Faculty Mentor to have the documents they need at hand to document their time with their students.

Sample FSM Introduction Email

FSM Student Questionnaire

FSM Student Contact Sheet

Academic Contact List

Campus Contact List

In this extensive list you will find the contact information of Deans, Chairs, Coordinators, Admins, office phone numbers and locations of the different disciplines and divisions all on one document.