A research experience is high impact educational practice that can provide many benefits for students: career support, a sense of belonging, and access to resources to graduate programs. For underrepresented and first-generation students, these opportunities greatly enhance student success and positively shape one’s science identity. This workshop is designed to give mentors a framework for designing inclusive and productive research mentoring relationships. After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to integrate inclusive mentoring practices by:
- Focusing on the benefits of mentoring for mentees and mentors
- Take a growth mindset to research process
- Discuss characteristics of successful research mentoring
- Articulate effective communication strategies to effectively integrate student researchers into the lab/academic community
- Develop an awareness for possible biases and miscommunication
- Develop skills for communication, feedback, and self-assessment as a research mentor
- Create a plan for effective mentoring
This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must participate in the entire workshop to get credit towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Denise Leonard, Associate Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning.