Keck Scholars Program - Pepperdine University - Seaver College

Keck Scholars Program

KSP Faculty

Up to ten faculty members form eight divisions of Seaver College are recruited for KSP each year. Utilizing this framework, the faculty participants introduce students to an aspect of their own scholarly research and invite students to engage with them in thinking about research possibilities.

Program Objectives

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  • Engage students in research through first-year seminars
  • Encourage faculty development in sharing their scholarship with first-year students through learner-centered and discovery-based practices and postures
  • Create a learning environment in which peers serve as role models of scholarship
  • Empower students by allowing them to take ownership of their creative, original ideas
  • Foster an environment in which students are encouraged to continue scholarly contributions to their disciplines
  • Integrate research with existing curricular and co-curricular endeavors
  • Learn more about KSP program objectives

Peer Mentors

  • Peer mentors (2) are recruited and selected by faculty.
  • Peer mentors should plan to arrive early to participate in New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • Send select peer mentors' names to Katy Carr. If they do not already have a W-9 on file in PeopleSoft, they will need to complete one.
  • Peer mentors receive a cost of living stipend for the term.
  • Essential duties:
    • Be present at each class meeting (unless another schedule is preferable) to answer questions and provide guidance
    • Attend SCCUR, Dean's Lectures and other functions
    • Be available outside of class to answer questions