The Emeritus College provides emeriti faculty the opportunity to be a mentor in the CIS program. The College is currently in need of CIS mentors for the spring, summer, and Fall semesters. Now is a great time for interested emeriti to volunteer. The program helps international graduate students improve their English speaking communication skills and learn about the American culture. All international graduate students may participate in the program but the majority of the students participate to improve their fluency sufficiently to pass the Clemson English Speaking Proficiency (CESP) test. It is a one-on-one mentoring program in which the emeriti faculty meet with the student weekly for about one hour. The program is flexible in that the student and mentor decide on the time and place to meet. The mentor and student design the program according to the student’s needs or expectations.
The CIS program has been very successful. The program fills a very real university and the students appreciate the one-on-one interaction with emeriti who have had long careers as university faculty. If you are interested in volunteering for this program contact Adolph Beyerlein, Chair of the Emeritus College Curriculum Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 864-643-9047.