Better Research Through Better Mentoring workshop

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.

Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. In this workshop, hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development curricula, which is used in the design of this training. 

This workshop consists of two sessions on Apr. 12 and 14, from 3-5 p.m., and is the second of the two-part series required for the Research Mentoring Training teaching endorsement offered by the Drake Institute. Attendance is limited to 25 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields. Learn more about mentoring resources offered by the Office of Postdoral Affairs.