Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers - New Learning Community

MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS: STRATEGIES FOR HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE MENTEES AND MENTORS  |  This learning community provides an opportunity for mentors of undergraduate researchers – graduate students, postdoctoral associates, research staff and faculty – to explore approaches to guiding undergraduates to become scholars.  Interactive sessions will include discussion of successful mentoring structures, brainstorming around typical pitfalls, exploring resources and tools for guiding and assessing student progress, and leading mentees toward greater independence.  Drawing on participants’ experiences, questions, relevant literature, resources and tools, this learning community aims to increase positive outcomes for both mentors and mentees.
Meeting Time: 
Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Meeting Dates:
Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Dec.12*
*Dec. 9-13 is finals week. The co-facilitators will poll the participants regarding a fifth meeting. Please keep this date on your calendar until a decision has been made.
Meeting Location:
Gerberding 100
Facilitators and Contact Information
·         Janice DeCosmo, Director, Undergraduate Research Program (
·         Jennifer Harris, Associate Director, Undergraduate Research Program (

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