Heidy Louisy

FIU expands mentoring programs

Starting the week of Sept. 23, 2013, FIU will launch a two-part mentoring program that will pair students from Miami Northwestern High School with FIU faculty and staff: Fostering Panther Pride, intended for students who are or have been homeless or in the foster care system, and Golden Scholars Bridge Program, intended to help provisionally admitted students transition into college life.

Grad student assistants not the ideal instructors

I have had many classes taught by a graduate student teaching assistant instead of an actual professor. Through my experience, I have found that most graduate students do not want to be teaching the class, nor do they have the time for it.