Annual Workshop Schedule

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Better Research through Better Mentoring

Attendance is limited to 25 faculty members from any discipline although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.
These mentoring workshops are now part of an endorsement in Research Mentoring from the Drake Institute. This endorsement can be used to document in your CV to document your training in this area.
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development research.
Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

Part 1

Day 1
Introduction
Aligning expectations
Day 2
Introduction Fostering Independence
Assessing Understanding

Virtual
Date: February 8 & 9 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Target Audience: Faculty
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In Person: All sections in one day
Date: June 13 2024
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Target Audience: Faculty
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Part 2

Day 1
Introduction
Effective Communication
Day 2
Promoting Professional Development
Articulating your mentoring plan

Virtual
Date: April 11 & 12 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Target Audience: Faculty
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In Person: All sections in one day
Date: June 14 2024
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Target Audience: Faculty
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Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Research Mentoring

During this workshop, participating faculty will learn how to acknowledge the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, privilege, stereotype threat, and biases in the mentor-mentee relationship. Participants will use culturally responsive mentoring principles to guide them in talking about cultural diversity matters with their mentees. Through group discussion, case studies, and role play, mentors have the opportunity to learn and practice mentoring skills that deal with diversity matters.
Prior to attending the workshop, participants will need to complete a 40 minute online module. This awareness-raising activity will help mentors take full advantage of the workshop.
Attendance is limited to 20 people from any discipline although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.

Virtual
Date: February 15, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Target Audience: Faculty
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Virtual
Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Target Audience: Faculty
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